Prone to complain and whine? After reading this devotional, thanksgiving and praise may be in order. God did it all. All we have is from Him.
By the grace of God I am what I am!
(“Every Day!” Author unknown, 1872)
“By the grace of God I am what I am!“ 1 Corinthians 15:10
All that I am . . .
as a child of God,
as a servant of Christ,
as an heir of Heavenly glory
–I am by the grace of God!
Am I cleansed from the guilt of my sins? It was Your grace, O God of love, which opened the fountain that washed it all away!
Am I justified? It was Your grace that provided the spotless robe of righteousness, in which I stand accepted before You.
Am I sanctified? It is not by works of righteousness which I have done, but by Your grace I am saved from the love and power of my sins.
Am I bearing any fruit to Your glory? It is by Your grace in Christ Jesus–for apart from Him, I could do nothing.
Am I different from what I once was, or from the ungodly who have their portion in this world? It is Your grace alone which has made me to differ. I have nothing which I have not received from You.
“By the grace of God I am what I am!”
A pardoned sinner,
a justified believer,
an adopted child,
an heir of glory!
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Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001