Tuesday - God's Grace - 2 Corinthians 1:12 This passage shares with us that Paul understood that it was by the grace of God that he could, and we can, conduct ourselves in the holiness and sincerity that exemplifies the character of God. We are called to be living our lives in the image of God through the power of His grace revealed by Jesus Christ and empowered by His Holy Spirit that can dwell within us. We must be open to the workings of that amazing grace within our lives to be like Him.
Wednesday - Divine Helper - Hebrews 13:6 The writer of this letter, in some final exhortations given to the Hebrew children, calls upon them, and us, to remember that whatever we do in our lives to honor the God we serve, live by the promises that He will not forsake or give up on us. Because of these promises, of what do we have to be afraid. Neither man nor spirit can overpower us for we have the help of the Almighty God on our side. We are given a Divine Helper, the Holy Spirit, who was sent to us by the request of Jesus who has lived and come to know what we experience in this world.
Thursday - Mercy - Titus 3:5 We see here that the truth of our situation is made known. Our salvation is accomplished not by anything that w have done. Not even the most righteous act that we can perform even in the name of Jesus can save us. It is by His mercy that we are saved. He has taken the time to not only wash our feet, but as Peter uttered in the Gospels, Jesus has washed us through the power of rebirth (new birth) and renewal (cleansing us to that point where we are in that intended relationship with our Creator, God). This is accomplished today through the combined work of Jesus on Calvary, but also the work of the Holy Spirit, His Holy Spirit, inside of us. It is the transformation of our mind and heart.
Friday - Prayer - James 5:13 In the scripture of Sunday's sermon, it was not stated directly, but was inferred that we need to call upon God in the moments of need in order to keep that rightful relationship going between us and God. To keep ourselves aligned with the Spirit, we must come to realize that as James declares, If we find ourselves in times of trouble, pray. Call upon the name of the Lord for He desires to give us the power to be overcomers in this world and be prepared to praise him throughout eternity in the next. If we have something to rejoice about we are also to communicate that with the Lord through praise, which is a part of Prayer. Saturday - Providence - Philippians 4:19 Paul states it plainly here, that The God that he has been preaching and sharing with those in the church in Philippi, is "My God" that can provide all that is needed to live the life that Paul has been called to and that he in turn is calling them to live. God has never and will never call upon us to do something (especially live for Him) without giving the power, the grace, the mercy, and more to accomplish the task. God has all of the glorious riches that we will ever need (you notice I said "need") to live the most blessed life you could ever live.. .to His glory!