Text: 2 Corinthians 12
-God told Paul that His grace was sufficient for him. God’s decision is final in every decision that we have to make. God does not encourage sin and so do not sin just because his grace is available. God had a unique role for Paul to play. Pray that God gives us something to keep us in check just like Paul had infirmity to keep him in check so that he does not go to hell. God’s desire is for everyone to prosper and be in health as our soul prospers. Paul submitted to the will of God having the internal value of what he was doing to go through.
-God told Abraham to move and he was available. David was also available to fight when God needed. Moses was also available and said yes to God. Once you say yes, God works out the details and there is grace available for you.
-The things of eternity are much more important in the mind of God when he is dealing with his children even in answering prayers. He may not answer a prayer if it would hinder you from eternity. We need to have eternity in question when we relate to God, people around us, our spouses and children.
In Matthew 26, Jesus asked us to pray that his will be done. Matthew 26:39. It is better for the will of god to be done in every area of our life. In the christian race, grace is very important.
-Grace is a teacher. You must prepare to learn to go far and so you must be available to learn.
-God does not want us to remain at the same level we were when grace met us (2 Peter 3:18). We come to a new place were the rules are different and we have to learn the standards that help us live well in this new place.
-Grace teaches us to renounce all forms of godliness because God is holy and he wants us to be holy too (Titus 2:11-12).
-God wants us to grow into maturity in grace, not baby Christians who are chasing after miracles. (1 Peter 2:2, 1 Peter 1:5-7). After giving your life to Jesus, has there been any additions to your life?`
-If you want God to commend you on the last day, You’ve got to have forgiveness, honesty, etc. Grace is available for that.
-Grace helps us to be mindful of heavenly things (Romans 8:6, 1 John 2:16). The world will pass away with its lust and pride.
-There is grace for us to be decent and beautiful. Seek after it and you’ll get it.
-Col 3:2-10 You must focus your attention on things above. Put the old man to shame and focus on the new man.
-Paul made up his mind to be crucified with Jesus and we should alo make up our mind to follow him.
Conclusion: Grace covers all the areas of our life. It helps us pray, give, forgive, love. Whatever you do not have or if there is any area that you are struggling with, go to Jesus through grace. Go on your knees and ask for grace to endure or overcome.
“Through grace, we are more than conquerors. Thus nothing should defeat us or turn us away from the life of Jesus.” Romans 8:31-39.