Raising a people of purpose


Romans 5: 17
The Word: Romans 5: 17 (KJV)

17 For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.

Dig Deeper:
2 Corinthians 9: 8  

And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:

Think about it


We mentioned sometimes ago that we can divide grace under 3 simple headings:
1. Grace of Salvation
2. Grace of God’s goodwill
3. Grace as a talent, gift or unique ability given to you

Now the grace of goodwill or kindness in the Greek is called Charis and it simply represents: tenderness, loving kindness, mercy, goodness, favour.

For someone to have good success and thrive in an healthy, Godly way in life, you will need this type grace. When this type of grace is in action, things just click naturally. you enjoy smoothness and ease. It is far better to operate under this kind of grace than to struggle to make things work by yourself.

And the beautiful thing is that both our texts today (Romans 5: 17, 2 Corinthians 9: 8) are implying that it is possible for a man to have an abundance of this type of grace…. Wow! So is it possible for life to be easy without struggle? Yes! Some people are enjoying this. Not everyone is having headache. Some people enjoy grace in an aspect but struggle in some aspect. But there are people who basically enjoy all round grace (spiritually, health-wise, financially, with their families, work wise etc)

Our heart cry today will be for a release of grace…. abundance of all round grace…. Everywhere that you desire rest and no more struggle, ask for grace this morning….  

DAY 20: ABUNDANCE OF GRACE. Romans 5: 17, 2 Corinthians 9: 8
•    Lord let me enjoy unusual level of grace for the remaining part of this year and next year
•    Lord please make all grace abound towards me IJN.
•    Lord let my life be grace personified IJN

The book recommended for prayer and fasting – Marilyn Hickey (is very, very good. You can see synopsis / pages on Amazon. Not expensive. Brief and direct and gives you biblical reasons to fast and pray, the benefits, the health implications, different kinds of fasting and how you can develop a consistent fasting life. Hugely recommended for everyone)

Prayer focus:  Let grace overflow in every aspect of my life IJN

On Prayer: The power of prayer and fasting – 21 days that can change your life – Marilyn Hickey
Masterlife Workbook: The Church is embarking on weeks of discipleship workbook study starting with the Masterlife: Disciple’s cross.