BE STRONG IN GRACEtbn1o@ri51tan2136_0
Text: 2 TIMOTHY 2:1 -26 “Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.”
Grace is Unmeritted favour. 1Cor 15:10CEVBut God treated me with undeserved grace! He made me what I am, and his grace wasn’t wasted. I worked much harder than any of the other apostles, although it was really God’s grace at work and not me.
WHAT GRACE HAVE YOU WALKED IN THIS YEAR?
What has God made you this year by His grace – mother, mentor, business woman, leader, multiple shop owner etc. Take stock of what has been added to your life this year. Place everything in the right perspective. Plan, organize, prioritise, sort out things.Work hard to preserve that which God has started in you as we enter the new year.Do not lose what you have gained, do not be distracted. Learn to consolidate. Preserve your intimacy and fellowship with God.
ALLOW THE HOLY SPIRIT TO WORK IN YOU, COOPERATE WITH THE SPIRIT OF GOD
Timothy, my child, you must let Christ Jesus make you strong by his gift of undeserved grace. (2 TIMOTHY 2:1 CEV)
•When we walk in grace we achieve OUTSTANDING THINGS.
•You must be able to RECOGNISE WHERE YOU HAVE GRACE OR WHAT YOU HAVE GRACE TO DO.
•Where there is grace, there is NO STRUGGLE, FEAR, ANXIETY OR PANIC.
IDENTIFY YOUR AREA, ZONE OF GRACE AND INVEST HEAVILY OR FOCUS ON IT.
It is not everything you desire,can afford or ale to do that YOU HAVE GRACE TO DO. 2Tim 2:2 ” And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.” REPLICATE THE GRACE, REPRODUCE IT, RAISE UP PEOPLE, MENTOR OTHERS, DO NOT ALLOW YOUR GIFT TO DIE WITH YOU, SHARE KNOWLEDGE, THAT IS THE GOD WAY.
Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. (2 Timothy 2:3 KJV)
ENDURANCE means the ability or strength to continue despite fatigue or pain. Ability to bear hardships.We will overcome ver situation that wants to test our faith in the new year in Jeaus name.A good soldier must not be distracted by mockers. Those whose aim is to pull you down with the arrow of their tongue.
TAKE OUT THE THINGS THAT TANGLE OR COMPLICATE YOUR LIFE
Deal with your emotions eg ANGER. 2Tim2 says “No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.”
STUDY THE WORD OF GOD
” Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. (2 Timothy 2:15 KJV).”Daily, meditate, confess it
AVOID, IGNORE AND SHUN SOMETHINGS
You need to shun somé companies, associations where your life is not enrich spiritually. “But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.” (2 Timothy 2:16 KJV)
BE DILIGENT AND FOCUS ON YOUR CALING
Find out your areas of weakness and put in strategies if improvement and recovery. SET GOALS FOR THE NEW YEAR AND HAVE ACTION PLANS. “Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall” (2 Peter 1:10 KJV)
PROPHESY – 2014 is our year of ABUNDANCE
• I PROPHESY THAT THAT EVERYONE SHALL LIVE IN RIGHTEOUSNESS. WE RECEIVE THE GRACE, WE SHALL SUCK THE ABUNDANCE OF THE SEAS AND TREASURES OF NIGERIA IN JESUS NAME.Deut33:19 “They shall call the people unto the mountain; there they shall offer sacrifices of righteousness: for they shall suck of the abundance of the seas, and of treasures hid in the sand.”Psalm 37:11
•I PROPHESY ABUNDANCE OF PEACE IN OUR LIVES, FAMILIES, MARRIAGES, NATION in Jesus name. “But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.” (Psalm 37:11 KJV) “In his days shall the righteous flourish; and abundance of peace so long as the moon endureth.” (Psalm 72:7 KJV) “Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee.” (Isaiah 60:5 KJV).
Have a great week,