Walking in the Light of God’s People
Loving the Word #9 – Living Abundantly “In the Present” as His Word Brings Healing to Hurt and Anger, Guilt, Fear and Condemnation—which are Heart Hindrances to Life Abundant
“Based on the gift each one has received, use it to serve others, as good managers of the varied grace of God.” 1 Peter 4:10, NASB
Pause and consider this “manifold” or “multi-faceted” grace of God. God’s grace—His unmerited favor—has been expressed to you in these different ways or facets:
Now pause and ask God: “How could I better express the glory of your grace to others?” Ask Him specifically about how to show more of His acceptance, encouragement, and support to others. Listen and be still. Allow God’s Spirit to reveal the people in your life who need to receive more of His glorious grace expressed through you.
After you’ve heard from the Lord, complete the following sentences:
“And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works.” Hebrews 10:24
With vulnerability and sincerity, share what God has revealed to you with a partner or small group. Pray together. Ask that God’s Spirit would express His grace through you, so that others would be able to see Him in you. Offer a simple prayer, such as the following:
Please help me to be more accepting of ___________. Please show me how to do this in practical ways.
“The thief comes to steal, kill and destroy…” John 10:10
“I run in the path of Your commands for You have set my heart free.” Psalm 119:32
“…And you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.” John 8:32
“For freedom Christ set us free; so stand firm and do not submit again to the yoke of slavery.” Galatians 5:1