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Accepting God’s Grace Means Receiving His Power

Here is a study in the book of Ephesians, from the New Testament. Each person has a choice to make about either accepting or refusing the grace of God. It is available to all people as a free gift. If a person accepts it, they can be freed from sin and guilt, as well as having the power to overcome addictions, temptation, and destructive behaviors and lifestyles. God’s grace also offers eternal salvation.

Ephesians begins by saying that one can experience “the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast”(2:7-9).

May we all say, as is stated in 3:7-8, “…according to the gift of God’s grace..to me, the very least of all saints, this grace was given…”

If you accept God’s grace you will receive His power!

There will be “surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe”(1:19), that we may be “strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man”(3:16). “Now to Him who is able to do exceeding abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us”(3:20).

Do you want power to live a life of purpose and meaning, and one that is free of destructive habits and addictions? Then the one requirement is to call upon the grace of God, and allow Him to work in your life. He is not a tyrant who seeks to notice every wrong thing you do. Yes, there will be times of discipline and correction, but God loves you unconditionally. You can come to Him just as you are. There is no person who is so bad that God’s grace will not extend to them if they come in humility, faith, and turn from their wrong ways.

Where will your life end up if you continue on your present path? Choose God’s grace and embark upon a new journey of hope, peace, and eternal life with God.

About John Clark

John Livingston Clark is 74 years of age and lives in central Washington State. He has written two published books, and two published poems. His initial book is called, " God's Healing Hope: Breaking the Strongholds of Wrong Thinking." His second book, released in December of 2016, is a motivational book written to seniors titled, " Seniors: Are You Retiring or Recharging?" Both books are available on amazon. You can also view his writings on www.faithwriters.com. His “Poem For Senior Citizens” is in the 5th spot on FW.

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  1. Good message, John. Clear and to the point. Important.

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