This morning I am overwhelmed by God’s favor and grace. Once again. Time and time again.
How many times has God made it clear to you that He is with you? That He is for you and not against you?
How many times has His favor and grace fell upon a situation and delivered a solution in lighting speed? The situation that you yourself prayed over? And as God always does He delivers. He delivers in ways that are unexpected. Complete turn-around’s. He leaves it abundantly clear, it is not by some human power, He alone influences the hearts and wills of men.
Men at the time are not even consciously aware why they are being inclined to act, to do, or to respond in the manner that they are, whether it is being favorable to a situation, being extraordinarily kind, giving freely, or simply carrying on their normal duties. Whatever the act may be the man remains in the dark that is until Almighty God decides to help the man make sense of it all, including that tug he felt upon his heart when he was called into action. In a moment of a few seconds, time crawls to a stop, and God’s light bearing Truth radiates down upon man, and begins to connect all the dots by correlating all the related decisions the man has made, together with all the snippets of memories stashed away, the people involved, and all the juicy details, and He slides the curtains wide open.
What a glorious show of His plan and His Faithfulness. Time and time again. I praise His name for hearing man as He pleads and petitions and cries out for help. He alone rescues and defends. what other God does what Christ has done?
Tell me!! Which other God hurled down fire and consumed all in sight while the trenches were soaked with water? Which other God, split the Red Sea? What other so called Gods have we witnessed or heard about that rose up against God? They don’t even show up. And the one that does, does so because he has to, to be an example in front of all to see. He doesn’t show up because he believes he can win, for in himself, whatever he is, knows who his creator is. It is inherently innate.
“Thank you Father for the infinite grace and mercy. Thank you for continuously and repeatedly making a believer out of me, again and again, and again. The more you do this Lord, the more my faith in you grows. I thank you for being faithful when I myself have acted so treacherously against thee. I thank you for being merciful. Your mercy distinguishes you and you ALONE, as to why you are ALMIGHTY GOD and why there is no other. I thank you that I myself have received your favor as many times as I have. I am thankful that I myself have witnessed your miracles, over, over, and over. There are abundant in each day for all the world to see. Thank you for my cup overflowing with gratitude, joy, and suffering, in Jesus name, Amen.”
Romans 9: 14-17 (ISV-International Standard V)
14 What can we say, then? God is not unrighteous, is he? Of course not! 15 For he says to Moses, “I will be merciful to the person I want to be merciful to, and I will be kind to the person I want to be kind to.”[p] 16 Therefore, God’s choice[q] does not depend on a person’s will or effort, but on God himself, who shows mercy. 17 For the Scripture says about Pharaoh,
“I have raised you up for this very purpose,
to demonstrate my power through you
and that my name might be proclaimed
in all the earth.”[r]
18 Therefore, God[s] has mercy on whomever he chooses, and he hardens the heart of whomever he chooses.
** Do not be dismayed when Almighty God speaks to you as if you were a King. May His revealing light speak to you and reveal to you the Truth. It is NOT to throw yourselves upon a throne, it is to realize the God given Authority and Power that awaits each man who calls upon His Name,that places all his Trust in Him. It is for the man to know that God will equip him to do His Will. “They shall look for me and they shall find me.” His Word declares. Glory Fire !! Hallelujah!
Joshua 1:4-9 (GW-God’s Word Translation)
5 No one will be able to oppose you successfully as long as you live. I will be with you as I was with Moses. I will never neglect you or abandon you. 6 Be strong and courageous, because you will help these people take possession of the land I swore to give their ancestors.
7 “Only be strong and very courageous, faithfully doing everything in the teachings that my servant Moses commanded you. Don’t turn away from them. Then you will succeed wherever you go. 8 Never stop reciting these teachings. You must think about them night and day so that you will faithfully do everything written in them. Only then will you prosper and succeed.
9 “I have commanded you, ‘Be strong and courageous! Don’t tremble or be terrified, because the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.’”
(Living Bible Paraphrased)
Galatians Chapter 3