Growing in Grace

Lately God’s favor has been showering down on me. This has come after a very difficult period in my life that has been peppered with His grace and mercy. In my recent studies I found grace in Hebrew means favor: “The word ‘grace’ literally means ‘favour’. In Hebrew it is CHEN from a root word CHANAN – to bend or stoop in kindness to another as a superior to an inferior (Strongs 2603)” This revelation made my heart smile.

As I read 2 Peter 1:2-11, “2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, 3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that [pertain] unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: 4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. 5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; 6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; 7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. 8 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make [you that ye shall] neither [be] barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins. 10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall: 11 For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.” I was particularly drawn to verse 10. I found myself reading it over and over. If I do these things (mentioned in the verses above it) I will walk into my calling and I never fall. Keep your eyes on the prize daughter. God’s favor is resting over me. My prayer is Your will Father, less of me more of You! I want all He has for me. He blessed me with gifts and talents, how now do You want me to use them to further Your Kingdom? Things change when it’s Jesus centered. When the focus came off of me and my problems and centered on Him and His will in my life, His grace… His favor poured down. 🙌🏻 How’s your perspective? Where’s your focus? I am learning a lot about growing in grace. 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

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