What If We Choose Grace
He gives More Grace! - JAMES 4:6 ESV
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:8-10 ESV
Grace is a divine provision that multiplies with every obedient choice we make to trust and follow God.
God has mercifully given us a stay of execution, and in an act of great grace He died in our place.
My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. 2 Corinthians 12:9 ESV
Grace is God’s supernatural power and presence lived out in our lives.
Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16 ESV
Have you ever had with oments when you knew Grace had kicked in even more obviously than normal. Some situation or temptation or opportunity that was to big and yet you overcame…
What is causing the quarrels and fights among you? Don’t they come from the evil desires at war within you? James 4:1 NLT
You want what you don’t have, so you scheme and kill to get it. You are jealous of what others have, but you can’t get it, so you fight and wage war to take it away from them. Yet you don’t have what you want because you don’t ask God for it. And even when you ask, you don’t get it because your motives are all wrong, you want only what will give you pleasure. James 4:2-3 NLT
If you consistently choose pleasure over purpose you live at risk loosing them both.
You're cheating on God. If all you want is your own way, flirting with the world every chance you get, you end up enemies of God and His way. James 4:4 MSG
Or do you think Scripture says without reason that he jealously longs for the spirit he has caused to dwell in us? James 4:5 NIV
Grace is meant to draw out the destiny God has set inside your soul.
But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” James 4:6 ESV
Pride closes the door on Grace whereas Humility holds it wide open.
So let God work his will in you. Yell a loud no to the Devil and watch him scamper. Say a quiet yes to God and he'll be there in no time. Quit dabbling in sin. Purify your inner life. Quit playing the field. Hit bottom, and cry your eyes out. The fun and games are over. Get serious, really serious. Get down on your knees before the Master; it's the only way you'll get on your feet.
James 4:7-10 MSG
Grace is the real and ready provision found in God for every season and circumstance.