This is your #DailyGraceCapsule
(A Daily Devotional) for today September 20th 2018 with @woleolusola
A DYNAMIC FORCE. “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9
Deolu and Tony both worked as porters at the Sheraton Hotel. Deolu was physically imposing and very strong while Tony was small in stature. One day they were both told to carry some heavy equipment to the 5th floor. The elevator was taking a while and Deolu decided to use the stairs.
Tony waited patiently for the elevator to come, moved the equipment in and pressed the button to the 5th floor. Within 10 seconds, the elevator was on the 5th floor while it took Deolu a long time to come; he was totally exhausted by the time he got to the 5th floor with the equipment.
Without the grace at work in a man's life, life looks like travelling uphill with a very heavy luggage to carry such that one would feel like quitting. According to the Zondervan Encyclopedia of Bible Words, Grace is defined as a dynamic force that does more than affecting our standing with God by crediting us with righteousness.
This means the grace of God can affect our experiences in life. It overcomes our deficiencies, weaknesses and helps us to do things we would never have been able to do normally. Grace can make you succeed wherever you have been failing before.
The man who isn’t under grace will definitely get results but he would get it easier and faster if grace was at work. It was grace at work in the life of Apostle Paul that made him to work harder, faster and achieve more results than the other Apostles according to 1 Corinthians 15:10.
Point to ponder: - This means the grace of God can affect our experiences in life.
Question to consider: - Grace or your own strength?
Declaration: - I am fully resting in His grace.
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علامات في كل مكان حولنا
Like the clouds that roam the vast sky,
Rain percolating sweet things,
By the stars across the ebony night,
Is my heart filled with peace and light.
In slumber and consciousness my dreams flow
Into the realm I do not know.
In the complexity and simplicity of all that looms,
I find the meaning
That makes my soul bloom
In it are signs
For those who reflect.
Will the light manifest.
My Lord, guide my heart to reason.
I seek refuge in the One, The Giver of life, The Owner of my breath,
My only refuge.
The Bible repeats Father for a purpose, for the understanding of the importance of it. Worshipping the spirit is the most faith and belief of all, for it’s not seeing is believing, but believing is seeing.
Had I known these few sweet months would eventually be remembered as “the time of my life,” I hope I would have paid better attention. But, as is often the case with me, I was unaware. It wasn’t until I was watching them scrape his body off the sidewalk, bathing the bloodstained concrete with buckets of soapy, lemon-scented water, that I realized I missed it all. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Some people slip from this world, some leap, and others are pushed. I believe, only in an effort to protect ourselves, we pretend it’s a long and arduous journey from here to there, but, in reality, it’s no more than a single step from this deafening light to that hushed darkness. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Money ruins everything, but nothing more profoundly than art and people. It’s not immoral to have money or to be poor; the sin is in the losing or gaining of wealth. It’s an offense family and friends do not quickly forgive.