How Amazing is
I pray this finds you well and having enjoyed the weekend. If you are in America you no doubt enjoyed family, friends and fireworks to celebrate Independence Day! It is a wonderful day when the country unites to commemorate the history that makes us free. May God continue to bless America.
Have You Ever Been Stretched?
Do you ever feel that you are at the end of your rope? It could be with a relationship, a health issue or a life situation. Whatever the circumstance, you may even wonder if you can take one more breath. Life can be quite intense at times.
The Grace of God is for You!
The Lord tells you that His grace is sufficient. What does that mean to you? What does that mean in your life when you come up against a wall? Strong’s Concordance defines grace as, “the state of kindness and favor toward someone, often with a focus on a benefit.…” (Greek 5485 charis). Re read that definition. You have the God of the Universe’s kindness and favor. He wants only His best for you to benefit you in your life. This grace from God is completely sufficient for all your needs if you stay close to Him. This is amazing grace!
Jesus goes further to say that your weakness opens the way for His strength. His strength is made ‘perfect’ when you are weak. His strength is complete, consecrated, finished according to Strong’s (Greek 5048 teleioo). When you are fragile His strength will complete you. Think about that. He is there in every weakness you encounter. He is there to show up strong for you no matter what the situation. This is amazing grace!
The Grace of God is Ever Present
It is through God’s grace that you have eternal salvation if you choose Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. It is through God’s grace that you journey through the life He has given you. It is through God’s sufficient grace that in your weakness He is strong. This is amazing grace indeed!
Whatever you face today, know that He is with you. Whatever you face today, know that He has gone before you to make the crooked way straight. Whatever you face today, know that His grace is sufficient! May you walk ever in the amazing, sufficient grace of God.
Quotes to Ponder This Week
“My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” ~Jesus, 2 Corinthians 12:9
A Prayer Request
Thank you for your continued faithfulness to pray. Please keep all who serve our country, our servicemen and women and their families in prayer for salvation and safety. They are our front-line on the battlefield, let us be their front-line in the spirit. Also, let us cover all who have come home wounded that they and their families will receive the kindness, help and support they need to go forward in their lives. God bless all our diplomatic and military personnel and their families. May the Lord keep them safe.
Pray for all throughout the world for hedges of protection against radical Islamic extremists and all forms of terrorism. Pray for Christians who face violence and death for their faith. We have long prayed for spiritual victory over radical Islam in Esther’s Warriors Ministry. We now see the reality of this threat come to the forefront in this time in world history. As Iranians and Islamic extremists are shouting ‘Death to America,’ let us speak life, hope and a return to God in America!
Please pray for all in authority over us, for the full truth to come forth concerning Benghazi. May God richly bless the United States of America, bring to light every single crooked place and keep her safe. The lives lost in Benghazi, the continuing targeting of conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service, Operation Fast and Furious, the Department of Justice targeting journalists phone records, the National Security Agency overstepping its legal authority are hardly “phony scandals.” We continue to pray for truth to prevail in each of these situations. Pray for the families who have lost loved ones, for those relentlessly targeted and for all of us who are proud to call ourselves American.
May we may arise united once again as One Nation Under God in this auspicious season in our country’s history. These are treacherous times and now more than ever we must maintain our walk with the Lord, saturate this country in prayer and stand for all that is right in America. Fail not in this hour.
Pray for peace in Israel. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
Please Join Me In Prayer
Father God, we thank You for the ultimate price that Jesus paid to set us free. Thank you for Your unending grace. Let us turn to You in every circumstance to allow Your grace to shine through and keep us ever on the path that You have set before us. Raise us up in this season to pray without ceasing for this country. Place deep in our hearts Your compassion for our fellow men and women. Place deep in our heart the love of God and love of country that has guided our Nation from its inception. Lead us to pray without ceasing for our brothers and sisters who suffer at the hands of Islamic terrorists. Open the eyes of our leaders to arise in this season to defend the very belief in You upon which our Nation is founded. Thank You for keeping Your hand on America. We humbly pray this in Jesus’ mighty name. Amen and Amen.