I came across this scripture in my daily reading plan the other day:
John 13:1 NLT – Before the Passover celebration, Jesus knew that His hour had come to leave this world and return to His Father. He had loved His disciples during His ministry on earth, and now He loved them to the very end.
Here is a perfect example of God’s unfailing love. Jesus had done exactly what he was here on earth to do, including loving those that the Father had given Him. On top of that, He kept them in the Fathers name and none of them were lost except for Judas, that the scripture might be fulfilled (see John 17:12).
How many of us can say that none of those whom God gave us were lost? Jesus always gives us something to shoot for that’s so far beyond humanly means we can’t do it without His grace. I define grace like this: It’s the supernatural power and ability to be who God has called me to be and do what He has called me to do. Grace isn’t just the power that saves you, it’s the power that keeps you.
In the end, we need His grace to do anything and everything, like: loving and raising our families, making disciples, fulfilling our ministry, being holy, praying persistently, staying pure, loving the way He did, and the list goes on. There is not a day that goes by that I don’t need His grace in my life, but some days I access it and others I don’t! I want to come to a place where I am so reliant on His grace that it’s like breathing. It’s fluid. It’s constant trust and dependence upon Him.
How about you? Where do you need His grace today? Simply access it by faith and it’s available to you!
Romans 5:2 AMP – Through Him also we have [our] access (entrance, introduction) by faith into this grace (state of God’s favor) in which we [firmly and safely] stand. And let us rejoice and exult in our hope of experiencing and enjoying the glory of God.