Grace Empowers Us (2 Corinthians 12:9)

And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

2 Corinthians 12:9 (NKJV)

Grace becomes empowerment when we realize that we in our own strength are never asked to carry the burdens of life, but that we are to cast these upon the Lord. This opens us to His power, His might, and His ability flowing through us. Now we are not limited by our own weaknesses because the supernatural power of Christ is resting upon us.

Grace Empowers Us (2 Corinthians 12:9)

And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

2 Corinthians 12:9 (NKJV)

Grace becomes empowerment when we realize that we in our own strength are never asked to carry the burdens of life, but that we are to cast these upon the Lord. This opens us to His power, His might, and His ability flowing through us. Now we are not limited by our own weaknesses because the supernatural power of Christ is resting upon us.

Expect His Goodness (Colossians 1:27)

To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:

Colossians 1:27 (KJV)

The word hope can also be translated confident expectation. Biblical hope is to look to the future with confidence and expectancy, always expecting God’s glory to manifest in our lives. And it is because of Christ in us—indwelling our born again spirit—that we can have this confidence that no matter what is going on in the natural, something good is happening to us today.

Overcoming Fear (2 Timothy 1:7)

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

2 Timothy 1:7  (KJV)

We overcome fear as we remember that it is the Spirit of God in us that gives us strength, wisdom, courage and ability. As we rely upon God, knowing He has planted in us His power, His love, and His soundness, we may go forth into our world with boldness and confidence. No longer are we held hostage by fear, but we are equipped and empowered to show up as the victorious overcomers we have been created to be.

Lay Hold Of The Newness Of Life (Philippians 3:12)

Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.

Philippians 3:12 (NKJV)

We are continually called to press on to lay hold of all that God has prepared for us. May we be comfortable with the journey, with the fact that we are still a work in progress, yet may we always press more fully towards who we have been created to be in Him. Each day offers a fresh opportunity to let go of the old, and to lay hold of the newness of life in Christ Jesus.

Expect His Goodness (Colossians 1:27)

To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:

Colossians 1:27 (KJV)

The word hope can also be translated confident expectation. Biblical hope is to look to the future with confidence and expectancy, always expecting God’s glory to manifest in our lives. And it is because of Christ in us—indwelling our born again spirit—that we can have this confidence that no matter what is going on in the natural, something good is happening to us today.

Expect His Goodness (Colossians 1:27)

To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:

Colossians 1:27 (KJV)

The word hope can also be translated confident expectation. Biblical hope is to look to the future with confidence and expectancy, always expecting God’s glory to manifest in our lives. And it is because of Christ in us—indwelling our born again spirit—that we can have this confidence that no matter what is going on in the natural, something good is happening to us today.

Maintain Your Confidence (Hebrews 10:35-36)

Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise:

Hebrews 10:35-36 (NKJV)

As we maintain our confidence in the finished works of Jesus, we will receive the reward which is to see the promises of God come to pass in our lives. Endurance enables us to remain faithful to God’s will, which puts us in a position of receiving everything He has already made available to us in Christ.

Confident Assurance (Hebrews 4:16)

Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

Hebrews 4:16 (KJV)

We may step boldly before the throne of grace with absolute certainty that through the finished works of Jesus we have access to everything we need. Let us therefore erase all doubt from our hearts, and remember that God is not withholding anything. Whatever you may need today, whether it be wisdom, restoration, healing or provision, may you live in this confident assurance that God’s grace truly is sufficient.

The Power Of The Resurrection (1 Peter 1:3)

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

1 Peter 1:3 (KJV)

The resurrection of Jesus is something that should always be central to us, for in it lies the power that enables us to live successful and victorious lives. The victory that Jesus has won for us is our victory over the flesh and over all of the forces of darkness. The hope we have in Him is a lively hope: it is our confident expectation that we will see God’s goodness, glory and unmerited favor in the here and now as well as in eternity.