But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.
1 Corinthians 15:10
Love unconditionally. Yes, that means that we’re not to place conditions on how to love or be loved. Of course that doesn’t mean to accept abuse of any form. What it means is to love despite the differences, shortcomings, and flaws of others; to love knowing that we too are different, fall short, and are flawed. It’s to love as God loves us, as Jesus demonstrated in His daily walk.
We must be free to pray constantly and consistently—which means, not just at church or when we need something, but to have a daily conversation with God where moments throughout your day you pause to give thanks, ask for direction, and praise Him for both the big and little victories in your day.
A lot of us have a distorted view of work and the labor involved, especially those of us who are goal-driven. We should all work in honor of God and not with the focus of working harder and smarter than others—it’s not about them, it’s about Him and your relationship with Him. It’s about your obedience to Him. Through Him all is possible.
Be sure to seek God in all that you do. Ask God to go before you, to guide you, to speak through you, to realign your thinking, and protect you from you!
Put God first in your life and everything and everyone that is meant for you will be provided by Him. God’s grace is always with you. It is not your will, but His.
Father thank You for Your loving grace. I am what I am because of You. I bless others because You first blessed me. When life gets rough, and there doesn’t seem to be a smooth passageway ahead, I know that You will always help me get through those rough patches. When I’m tired and don’t feel like giving it my all, I can turn to You Lord for strength to see my way through to the end. When there doesn’t seem to be an answer, I know to look closer, and You will always provide a solution. When one door closes, You will open another one. When that door closes, You will open a window. Thank You Father for always providing and guiding me. I love You Father. I praise You Lord. Amen.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS MESSAGE WAS ORIGINALLY WRITTEN AND PUBLISHED ON OCTOBER 15, 2010. IT HAS BEEN MODIFIED (MODERATELY OR SIGNIFICANTLY) TO ALIGN WITH CURRENT STANDARDS AND FORMATTING; SECTIONS HAVE BEEN EDITED AND CONTENT EXPANDED TO REFLECT MY CURRENT THOUGHTS.
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