Again in January, here is a post with a harvest of wheat to reflect the measure of grace we are given and what can become of the word sown in us, a harvest of plenty, whether in the fall, summer or bitter cold, He can bring about the spiritual harvest. we can reap what we have sown.
Let’s talk about the measure of grace we are given. Just like the measure of faith given to each of us, it is a gift and what we do with is what counts. Do we let it grow, set it aside like a dusty Bible on a shelf or sow and reap. God gives the gift but we must use them, I was trying in my own efforts. That wasn’t grace, that was me, not Jesus. thankfully, He brought me to a place of resting in the promises.
It was grace that led me on, it was Jesus. Jesus is grace and truth. He is our peace. And we have a measure, do we just believe we are saved or go after the faith of Abraham and believe the impossible? We can have the sinner saved by grace mentality or the lavish love of Jesus and His saving grace.
Most of us never made that decision until it was staring us in the face. I just always believed in healing but when it is you and your pain, you must decide to be saved and accept whatever comes as God’s will or to fight back and believe nothing is impossible with Him, and not for you with Him, if you can believe. Quite a challenge, right. What a resolution, to go in grace.
While we have received grace upon grace as Jesus said in John 1:6, it is still a measure and we are to grow in it. 2 Peter 3:18 Paul calls it a stewardship of God’s grace in Ephesians 2:3
Now to each one of us grace has been given according to the measure of the gift of Christ. Ephesians 4:7
For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but think of yourself with sober judgment, according to the measure of faith God has given you. Romans 12:3
I like the phrase, a measure of grace. Something we shouldn’t mind weighing. If you cook, you know about teaspoons, and measuring cups. If you sew or carpenter, you know about lengths, if you measure wheat or barley or grain, it is in bushels.
Our baskets and bowls should be flowing over with an abundance of grace. No matter your calling, we all minister in some way, whether to friends, families, coworkers or those we do business with or actually do minister to in church.
Grace is Jesus poured on us by His Spirit, it starts as a measure,, grows and multiples, just like seeds that are sown, so is His grace. The Holy Spirit decides the gifts a gives accordingly, so what kind of faith do you want, you have access to as much or as little of Jesus as you want. So what is your choice for your measure of faith? Rebecca Jones / pexels
❄ I do know it is cold outside. Praying He fills us up with His grace.