Thursday, May 19, 2016

The Place of Grace in the Season of Suffering

Morning Glory...

Sun is out today.
After yesterday's storm, the air is so clear and crisp.  The smell and the feel of it energizes your soul.  The warmth of the sun implores you to go outside and relish all that God has created.

The storms of life will also pass.  Today, as I read in Romans 5, with the Voice Translation, Paul wrote...Jesus leads us into a place of radical grace where we are able to celebrate the hope of experiencing God's glory.  We also celebrate in seasons of suffering because we know that when we suffer we develop endurance, which shapes our characters.

No one wants to suffer.  But, when we realize the "place of grace" that Jesus has led us into; then we know that that grace IS sufficient to meet our needs, sustain us, and bring us through into the already planned victory.

We live in a fallen world.  Acts of evil come through fallen people.  And yet, Paul, encourages us today that we have been led by Jesus into "the place of radical grace".  This is where the Believer lives.  Oh, the enemy is going to try and work every malicious mischief that he can get by with to disturb us, but, we must maintain our stand "in the place of radical grace".

In your particular "season" of whatever it may be...celebrate!  That's right.  CELEBRATE.  Look at the glory of Romans 5 today.  You are being led by Jesus.  Not only have you been made right by His blood, but you have been rescued from God's wrath.

Satan is going to experience the fullness of that wrath.  Remind him of that! 

Celebrate that you have been reconciled to God.
Celebrate that you have been saved (soz0) by resurrection life.
Celebrate that the Anointed One died FOR you, and gave YOU the victory in this "season".

You belong to the Liberating King...Jesus...the Anointed One!
You LIVE in Him.
He LIVES in you.