Partakers of Grace

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Devotion:  Philippians 1:7

How can this be?  How can we be partakers of grace with someone else?  Whether travailing in prayer for a missionary or someone who is walking through persecution or  possibly a friend in horrific circumstances; not only is the grace of God poured out upon those people, but on you the pray-er. Your “effectual, fervent prayers” will avail much.  When the person or people group are delivered, you will receive a just reward from Jesus Christ.  Isn’t that amazing?

Whether it is sickness, imprisonment, or abuse; the same grace that saved you and delivered the one enslaved by his or her circumstances, will marvelously be applied to your heavenly account. God hears and receives every single prayer poured out of your heart.  From Him and to Him; flows every single uttered word of prayer; and when words won’t come, He even receives our heartfelt groans.

The truth and richness of God’s Word; builds us up in our most holy faith.  “The weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty to the pulling down of strongholds.”  Your weapon is the Sword of the Spirit, the Word of God.  Pray it back to your Heavenly Father.  The same Word that came to the world in the flesh; receives it unto Himself.   It bears repeating:  Amazing! You are praying the very essence of God; when you cry out to Him with this powerful, two edged Sword.

Ephesians 2:8-9 tells us, “It is by grace we are saved; that not of ourselves, it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.”  You see grace is a gift.  There is not anything we can say or do to earn or deserve it.  God applies it liberally to His precious children on a daily basis.  When you pray believing; on behalf of those whom God has given you, He pours out unmerited favor upon you, as well as the one for whom you are praying. It’s a double portion of blessing.

Sing the first verse of this famous hymn written by John Newton. Go read his story on the internet.  You will be amazed by the word of his testimony, the whole reason this song came about.

“AMAZING GRACE!  How sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me.  I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see!”

This hymn has remained popular for many years.  I found the following quote made by a man named Steve Turner.

Somehow, “Amazing Grace” [embraced] core American values without ever sounding triumphant or jingoistic. It was a song that could be sung by young and old, Republican and Democrat, Southern Baptist and Roman Catholic, African American and Native American, high-ranking military officer and anticapitalist campaigner.”

Steve Turner, 2002[81]

You are a partaker of this marvelous, infinite matchless grace, freely bestowed on all who believe.

Prayer in Motion:

God, thank You seems trite; but my heart is overwhelmed by Your great grace.  I will never get over the amazing grace You freely bestow upon me daily.  I worship You Lord and bow before You with thanksgiving.  “Holy Spirit, You are welcome here. Come flood this place and fill the atmosphere.  Your glory God is what my heart longs for, to be overwhelmed by Your presence Lord.”  In Jesus Name I offer up this prayer and for His sake alone.  Amen

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