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Grace Moments

You did it again, didn’t you? The thing you feel guilty about; the thing you were trying to stop doing. You’re angry, sad, and ashamed. You’re ready to give up.

Firstly, welcome to the life of every Christian ever. Secondly, pay attention. Embrace this moment, because it’s a grace moment. It’s a place where God wants to meet you.

Grace doesn’t give up on us, why should we? Struggling with bad habits? Make a new habit of turning to God in moments of weakness or failure. Be stubborn about that, because God will never stop working in you when you open your life to His grace.

‘for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure’ Philippians 2:13

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Adopted Into Royalty

Here’s something to blow your mind. You are royal. That’s right. Royalty.

Because when the King of the universe saved you by his grace he adopted you – called you daughter or son. But like me, you forget, don’t you? And you live like you still belong in the gutters. You forget that you’re already holy and blameless because you’re forgiven and made new and clothed in righteousness and you have the power that grace gives you to choose right.

Remember today: You are far, far more than you seem. ‘For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.’ (Philippians 2v13, NLT)

Philippians 2 here: http://bit.ly/1d3JmnC

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Real Life With God

There lived an average guy who lived an average, boring life. One day he became a Christian and continued living his average, boring life until he died. The end.

Seriously?! God is most definitely NOT boring. He is life itself. And he wants us to experience that vibrant life of adventure with him. God supplies his grace that equips us and enables us to become who he designed us to be.

‘God’s Spirit beckons. There are things to do and places to go. This resurrection life you received is not a timid grave-tending life. It’s adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike ‘What’s next, Papa?’ – Romans 8v14-15

So what’s next, Papa?

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Resurrected by Grace

How many movies scenes can you think of where the hero you think is dead dramatically comes alive again? Peeta in the Hunger Games, Neo in The Matrix, Optimus Prime in Transformers, Batman at the end of Dark Knight Rises. Any others?

It’s hard to beat that for drama right?

So imagine the cameras are on you – dead, out for the count, lifeless. Unresponsive to the people desperately trying to bring you back.

Those movie scenes are onto something – it’s what happened to us when God took our soul-dead selves and breathed life into us again.

Saved. By grace.

So what happens next?

Psalm 30 here:

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