Friday, May 17, 2019

2 Corinthians 12:9a, Ephesians 2:8 NIV 2011

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is a gift of God.

Paul had a thorn in the flesh. 2 Corinthians 12:7b, “Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me.” Paul learned to cling to the Lord rather than rely on his own human weakness. God revealed His divine power throughout Paul’s life. Philippians 4:13, “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” God’s grace justifies believers. Romans 3:24, “and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.” God’s sufficient gift of grace saves and sustains sinners.

Last night I began to cover our youngest granddaughter in prayer before her surgery in the morning. A text later stated they were on the way home and she was MAD, screaming, “Take these off!!!” I immediately prayed and finally reached out to two amazing prayer partners to join me in prayer. God was present while we prayed for His peace to surround my sweet thumb-sucking granddaughter while her thumbs remained bandaged for ten days. Daily I’m thankful God’s gift of grace is sufficient and sustains this saved sinner.

How do believers affirm God’s grace is sufficient?

Saved sustained sinners,

S

2 thoughts on “Friday, May 17, 2019

    1. Thank you my friend. I’ll text pic of her asleep on the drive home and a video of her last night. She had trigger thumb surgery. She woke up and was not a happy camper. I’m praying God’s peace will continue to reign in her heart. Will and I are flying with both of she and Dean from Seattle in July so they can attend our last VBS at NAPC. Dean came with me last year. I volunteered to help in anyway I could a few weeks ago while I was in town and Anne about cried. Her assistant every year is one not remaining with the NAPC group. She is very glad I’ll be her right hand gal all week. Romans 11:36, “From him and through him and for him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen.”

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