Free To Do Good

2corinthians9_8And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.
-2 Corinthians 9:8

How many times have you had a list of things you really wanted to, but you just had too many things that HAD to be taken care of that you didn’t have the time or funds to do the things you really wanted to do?  Wouldn’t it be so much easier if all those things you HAD to do were already done for you so you were free to do what you really wanted to do?

What if I told you the really important stuff was taken care of?  What if I told you it was all paid for already?  God is able to make all grace abound to you!  He has taken care of it!  He paid the price.  Everything needed for life and salvation are secured.  There’s nothing left to earn.  Jesus paid the price on cross and has declared you holy.  God provides for our every need.

So, you are free.  Free to love others.  Free to care for those in need.  Free to share the good news of Jesus Christ with others.  We do these things not because we need to earn God’s favor, but because we already have it through Jesus Christ.  So, as God works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose (Philippians 2:13), having giving us sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.

Dear Jesus,

Thank you for providing everything I need according to your unbounded grace.  Help me go forth in that grace, freely serving you and others and abounding every good work.

Amen

In Christ,
Pastor Kurt

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