(and don’t you know He’ll even bless you for blessing others?? )
can’t even begin to describe the joy my heart & completeness my soul feels after fixing & serving food today for over 600 homeless/ less fortunate people… God is SO AWESOME & deserves MORE PRAISES than I will EVER begin to be able to give Him!!
GRACE is God doing FOR US what we could NEVER do for OURSELVES and what we will NEVER deserve…
“For it is by FREE GRACE (God’s UNMERITED FAVOR) that you are SAVED (DELIVERED FROM JUDGEMENT and made PARTAKERS OF CHRIST’S SALVATION) through [your] FAITH. And this [salvation] is NOT OF YOURSELVES [OF YOUR OWN DOING, it came NOT THROUGH YOUR OWN STRIVING], but it is the GIFT OF GOD; NOT because of works [NOT the fulfillment of the Law’s demands], lest any man should boast. [It is NOT the result of WHAT ANYONE CAN POSSIBLY DO, so no one can pride himself in it or take glory to himself.]” Ephesians 2:8-9
You will ALWAYS be frustrated fighting the will of God… and you will NEVER win! and the (not so) funny thing about it is that He will let you keep swinging until you get tired! But when we finally let go of our will and surrender to the will of God, it takes the pressure off us… it puts everything into HIS hands, and He NEVER fails!! glory God!
“For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ. In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will,” Ephesians 1:4-5, 9-11 [NIV]
The Lord says: Receive that which I send and receive it as a blessing. Receive My presence, My being, and My gifts into your being. Let them mold you and make you into the image of My glory and the presence of My being. Allow Me to do this work in you, for that which would take place in these days has been determined long ago. These are the days of discovery. These are the days of destiny fulfilled. These are the days in which you, My people, can become what I have spoken to you and of you. My blessings now will be revealed in such magnitude and in such astounding ways that you will find yourself continually surprised by the Spirit of the Lord. These are the days of the release of My power! Rise to the occasion and be all that you can be in this season and in this time!
”I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which He has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in His holy people,” Ephesians 1:18 [NIV]
The Lord says: “I am enlightening the eyes of your understanding so that you can see beyond your circumstances and temporary issues to view and understand your calling more fully. This light will bring perspective so that you don’t obsess about that which will come to pass at this moment. Set your eyes and your faith on the things that matter long-term, and worry not about the temporal.”