Topic: Grace Fills Us With Great Joy and Hope from CGMI Above Only Devotional by Rev. M.E. Benson – Idahosa [Monday September 4, 2017].
Text: So now, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith in his promises, we can have real peace with him because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us. For because of our faith, he has brought us into this place of highest privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to actually becoming all that God has had in mind for us to be. Romans 5:1-2 (Living Bible)
In the King James Version, verse 2 of our text above says, “by whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” Because of what Christ has done for you, you are standing in the grace of God. Our text describes the grace of God as a place of “highest privilege.” You are blessed among men and women and you are highly favoured by God.
By all Christ did for you, He brought you into a standing of blessing and great favour before God. As a result, God’s expectation from you is that you confidently look forward to the manifestations of His love and grace. You are God’s beloved and because of Christ, God is going to do great and unimaginable things in your life that will cause people to praise Him for how powerful His grace is, Eph.1:6. People are going to thank God for His grace flowing through you into their lives, 2 Cor.4:15.
If when you were God’s enemy, God freely gave you Jesus (His best gift), what would He possibly withhold from you now that you are His beloved child standing in His grace? In the same way God did not withhold Jesus from you, right now there is nothing He will not freely grant you, Rom.8:32. Eyes have not seen, ears have not heard and minds have not imagined the things that God has in store for you, 1Cor.2:9. So rejoice and be exceedingly glad, child of God. Let your heart be filled with hope. Expect God’s glory and favour today. You will become and receive everything that God has in mind for you.
Faith Declaration: I am standing in God’s grace and I am joyfully expecting God to manifest His power and glory in my life today.
Bible In A Year Reading Plan: Psalm 143-145; 1 Corinthians 14:21-40
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CGMI Above Only Daily Devotional, was written by Most Rev. M.E. Benson-Idahosa, Archbishop of Church of God Mission International, CGMI. [divider]