Focus/Meditate On This:
To learn takes practice, study and repetition. Learning to see what God sees is no different. By listening to the Word over and over again and spending time with the Holy Spirit, we invite Him to help us see ourselves through His eyes -- as beloved, healthy, blessed, righteous and favored sons of God. When we keep busy learning the things of Jesus, we are less likely to slip back under the law or to fall from grace (Galatians 5:4). Grace is God’s goodness and extreme love; and, as a result of it, the bad we deserve, we don’t get – the good we don’t deserve, we get. When one grace expires, another kicks in (John 1:16). Grace supplies, and we must be conscious of this truth knowing that God will supply all of our needs (Philippians 4:19). When we know (are fully persuaded) that grace supplies, we will be up more than we are down without worry or anxiety regardless of our circumstances. As if grace is not enough, Jesus Christ instructs us to cast our cares on Him, for he cares for us (1 Peter 5:7).
Grace is new in town. The law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ (John 1:17). Grace is the truth that came to set us free, and it is new to us. He encourages us to spend time with Him so that He can renew our minds to it. He implores us to believe that out of His fullness we have all received one grace after another and spiritual blessing upon spiritual blessing and even favor upon favor and gift upon gift (John 1:16). Jesus is full of peace, grace, love, and gifts; and, we are in Jesus so as He is, so are we in this world. The world says it is more of a blessing to give than to receive; but, in the spirit realm, much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by Jesus Christ (Romans 5:17). When Jesus visited Mary and Martha in Luke 10:38-42, Martha received Jesus into her home but Mary received Him into her heart. She sat at His feet and heard His Word and by doing so (choosing the good part), her needs were met.
Submit yourself to God’s righteousness. We are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6). No longer are we infants with regard to the righteousness of God and going about to establish our own righteousness (Hebrews 5:13, Romans 10:3). We know and understand that we did not make ourselves unrighteous nor can we make ourselves righteous. Jesus Christ and His obedience is what makes us righteous (2 Corinthians 10:5), and belief in this truth is what gives us the boldness to face God in the day of judgment (1 John 4:17).
Fresh grace every day. Fresh grace every day is God’s gift to us and when He blesses, it’s irreversible and irrevocable (Romans 11:29). This grace brings salvation, teaches us how to live, and it has appeared to all men (Titus 2:11-12). Grace shows us how to feed others and gives us confidence so that we do not fear nor do we lack anything for He is the LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS (Jeremiah 23:4-6). He said it and that settles it; for God is not a man that He should lie (Numbers 23:19).
Think It, Believe It, Say It, Possess It: Thank You, Lord Jesus, that we were once blind but now we see. As we learn to see ourselves and others as you see us, we thank You that Your Holy Spirit will guide us, teaching us how to walk in grace at all times and to be one with You. We thank You that we can rest in Your arms as You carry us through life. By Your Spirit, we submit ourselves to Your righteousness and to Your will for our lives, in Jesus’ name. Amen!!