Food for Thought1 Corinthians 15:10 Grace
Food for Thought
An all-creatures.org Guide to Kingdom Living

By Marni Montanez

1 Corinthians 15:10 New King James Version

But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.

There is a famous quote by a man named John Bradford, that says,  ďThere but for the grace of God go IĒ.

This verse depicts the same idea;  that if it werenít for God we could be in a similar difficult situation as we see others in.   

This verse also reveals the truth that if it werenít for God we wouldnít be who we are. He created us, our body, mind and soul and put His Spirit within us who believe.  God chose our personality and characteristics and then gave us the gift of His grace to get through life with strength and the ability to maneuver through life in victory and sustained purpose.

Not one is a mistake.  He carefully and methodically created each one of us to fulfill a particular function and play a grand role in His plans.  

The healing of our bodies and souls is because of Godís grace;  Each day we get out of bed is because of Godís offering of grace.

Acts 17:28 (NKJV)

28. for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, ĎFor we are also His offspring.í

Too often we take advantage of our ability to think clearly or move freely until we lose that ability.  We should be thanking God daily for the abilities we do have and all that we accomplish in that day.

Even in our physical and emotional sickness Godís grace helps us through it.  We need to see Godís grace as His open hand toward us; always ready and willing to support and encourage us with His strength and peace.

Challenge:  Receive Godís grace and do not be afraid to cry out to Him for help.  He listens for the cries of His children and answers our cries.

God bless

Marni

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lamb-rightThe purpose of this series is to encourage people to live as loving, compassionate, and peacemaking children of God: Jesus tells us to pray, "Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven." (Matthew 6:10) God tells us through Micah (6:8), "He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God." And we know from Revelation 21:4 that there will be no more mourning, or crying, or pain, or death. Thus, Christian living requires us to set the standards of these conditions here on earth for our fellow human beings, and for the other animals, as a witness to the rest of the world. To do otherwise is not Christian.