Door Post Verses: Grace

by Katy Kauffman

I’ve always thought grace was a beautiful word, something I want to name my daughter if I should have one in the future.

Grace climbs mountains, endures storms, prays for the impossible, and walks with God. Grace faces life’s challenges and trusts God for victory. Grace doesn’t give up. Doesn’t quit.

The grace of God comes to us in many forms—God’s favor for salvation, strength for daily life, endurance through trials, and the desire and ability to do God’s will. “Grace is an inexhaustible storehouse of all that we need to do the assignment that God has given us.”1 God’s grace never runs out because He never gets tired or weary. He is up for the job of loving and helping over 7 billion people on the planet. Whatever we need to live for Him, He is able to provide it.

What form of grace do you need today? “God’s enriching grace supplies us with whatever we need for each round of the good fight and for each segment of the marathon race of life and ministry.”2 If your heart needs some grace today, pick one of the verses below to write on an index card and stick on your mirror. Which one would help you to forge ahead today?

 

  • “Be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.” 2 Timothy 2:1 NKJV*

 

  • “As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” 1 Peter 4:10

 

  • “And He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9

 

  • “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God.” Ephesians 2:8

 

  • “Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear.” Hebrews 12:28

 

  • “But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: ‘God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.’” James 4:6

 

  • “But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.” 1 Corinthians 15:10

 

  • “And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.” 2 Corinthians 9:8

 

  • “Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:16

 

Grace is God’s power given to God’s people to do God’s work. We don’t have to wonder if we’ll be able to do what God has called us to. Because we have Him, we can do it. And we don’t have to just scrape by, but flourish and thrive under His guidance and in His strength.

Which verse is your favorite? Tell me in the comments below, and may God infuse your heart with all the grace you need!

 

*All Scripture verses are NKJV.

1 Katy Kauffman, 2 Timothy: Winning the Victory, (Buford, GA: Lighthouse Bible Studies, 2013), page 11.
2 Ibid.


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Comments (7)

  • anon

    Since I recently wrote a post about how we obtain strength through joy, I'm interested even more about being strong in God's grace. I'd like to explore that idea more. I haven't thought about grace giving us strength. 
    I was just reading a book about how we need to have grace in our parenting, and we won't be able to give grace if we don't understand and accept God's grace to us, so this is good timing for me. I need to understand grace more.
    Heather Bock
    www.glimpsesofjesus.com

    Oct 11, 2016
  • anon

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Heather. I think the parenting book has a good point. When we know God's grace, we can give it to others, especially the little ones who try our patience or need encouragement or a confidence boost (who need strength!). I thought of grace for a long time as God's favor for salvation, but then I saw verses that talked about grace for the Christian life and understood it had many facets. Please let me know what you discover as you study about God's grace! 
     

    Oct 11, 2016
  • anon

    Heather, Grace in parenting is vital. Thank you for mentioning it.  My son broke a lamp while playing with a stick. My husband was furious. Before my husband yelled I quietly said, "Grace, honey."  As parents, we have to pick our battles and lavish Grace.  God will give us the delicate discernment we need. Philippians 1:9-11
    God has that grace toward us. I am so blessed by Grace.

    Oct 11, 2016
  • anon

    This post brought peace to my heart, Katie! It's so easy to get caught up in the performance game and to forget God's grace. What a blessing 2 Corinthians 9:8 brings - God's grace abounds toward me!

    Oct 11, 2016
  • anon

    I'm so glad it did, Sherry! Thank you for telling me. Grace brings rest, doesn't it? But it also can motivate us to get up and serve God because we're so grateful. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
     

    Oct 11, 2016
  • anon

    Katy, I just spoke at a retreat, Guilt to Grace to Glory. How Grace enables us to exchange the weight of Guilt for the weight of His glory.  I cling to His grace.  I need it daily. Thank you for the reminder.  I love this series.

    Oct 11, 2016
  • anon

    I wish I could have heard you speak, Cherrilynn! I love that title. Thank you for sharing about that, and I need to cling to His grace as well! I'm glad you like this series.
     

    Oct 11, 2016

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