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PRAISE GOD FOR HIS GLORIOUS GRACE

FRIDAY 12 NOVEMBER 2021


God wants us to always acknowledge His glorious grace with praise. The glory of the grace which God manifested in Christ Jesus is the richness, fullness and abundance of God's blessing passed into activity in human world - through Jesus Christ. It is the highest dimension of the manifestation of God's love.


Reference: Ephesians 1:6 New Living Translation (NLT) "So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us who belong to his dear Son."



Its quite amazing that God wasn't stingy or ungenerous with grace. He poured it out on us, the saints, as an ocean of kindness and goodness. That is, He was so delighted in us that He manifested the gloriousness of His grace in our lives and all over us without measure. What does this glorious grace represent? It is His renouned quality in showing us His goodness and mercy with no reservation. Now think about this: Romans 8:32 (NLT) says, "Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won't he also give us everything else?"


Did you know what that means? The Almighty God sacrificed His only begotten Son on the altar of Calvary just for our sakes. Everyone's sin in this world was paid for by the sacrificial blood of the Lamb, which is the symbol of the altar of cross of Calvary in God's plan for the salvation of man. One thing that comes out clearly is that Jesus had to die for all so that God would manifest His glorious grace through Him to the saints in Christ and to all who would come to the knowledge of Christ sooner or later. No wonder the Bible says, "...And from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace" (John 1:16 ESV). The live streaming of divine grace in the saints originated in the person of Jesus Christ, and also became available and accessible to us through Him.


Now what should be our response? Proverbs 3:6 (NLT) says, "In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths." God will always show you which path to take, as you acknowledge His glorious grace bestowed upon your life with quality praises. When your praise is properly attributed to God, His power to make things right in your life becomes activated by His Spirit that indwells you. God delights in the praises of the saints. Even when He was laying the foundations of the earth, the Bible says that the morning stars sang praises together and all the sons of God [angels] shouted for joy (see Job 38:4-7 AMP). Beloved, it is not given to any born again Christian to direct His steps in life. It is the function and wisdom of the Spirit of God, and He requires our praises as His thrill and great delight to keep us moving and grounded in the right path.


John 4:23 says, "But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him"(NKJV). Although this Scripture reveals that God is seeking for people of sincere worship, praise is an important part of worship. In so many passages of the Bible, God desires all creation to praise Him and its right to do so in spirit and truth. Engaging in it often will increase your level of joy and pleasure in Him and also guide and direct your steps in the path of life. The Bible says, "You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore" (Psalm 16:11 NKJV).


When you live by acknowledging God's grace through praises, you awaken your spiritual faculties in response to His divine love and you'll always come in direct contact with the reality of divine favour and marvellous help. Shalom!


Scripture Reading - 2 Corinthians 9:8; Romans 1:5; 2 Timothy 1:9; Titus 2:11-12.


Exuberant Declaration: I am the mouthpiece designed to praise God for His glorious grace and proclaim His goodness available in Christ Jesus. By my appropriate response to divine grace working mightily in my life, all of God's favour are well directed towards me and my expectations come to pass. I enormously advance in all my endeavours because I rejoice in abundance of grace and my life is filled with His favour. Blessed be God!


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