Thank God For His Grace
God’s grace is such a powerful force in our lives. Grace is the unmerited unearned favor of God. God gives us grace because He chooses to give it to us, not because we deserved or earned it. There is nothing we have done or could do to earn or warrant the awesome grace of God, and we should always be mindful that we do not deserve it. God decides in His infinite love and wisdom to look beyond some of our mistakes and faults and to give us His grace. We have all had somebody we felt used us and took our kindness for weakness and stepped on us, all because we were good to them. No matter what they did to us or said about us, we would still do anything for them. The truth of the matter is we do this same thing to God all of the time when we take the grace He gives us everyday and continue to sin. There are times when we need to look within ourselves and do a self-check. It is true all have sin and come short of the glory of God, but there are also some things that we do knowingly and willingly. There are times we plan to sin because before we do it we ask God to forgive us. I encourage you today to walk in the favor, mercy and grace of Almighty God. Don't let sin have its way today, but hold on to the grace of God. You are on a journey trying to reach the promises The Lord has for you, and you cannot let sin get you off track. You should not waste another minute on the journey to get the promises God has for you by basking in sin. Thank God for His grace. Since I am a recipient of God’s grace I cannot let sin have its way in my life, and because of His grace I know for sure, "It's My Year To Get My Thing From My God!"
Lord thank you for your grace that carries me through everyday. Let me never take you grace for granted. In Jesus Name Amen.
Rev. Dr. Stephen W. Pogue, Pastor
Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church
Mount Vernon, NY