2 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

You can’t give something away that you don’t have and Paul often imparts grace and peace to his readers.

Paul knew grace. He had a past that he was all too familiar with and he knew that God had forgiven him of it. God’s grace had given him a new name, a new life, a new purpose and he wasn’t looking back. Do you have a past that you would rather forget? That time, that place, that event that you regret almost daily as the enemy reminds you of it? God’s grace is bigger, God’s grace is stronger, God’s grace is truer, God’s grace is sufficient. Let His grace wipe it all away today. Your past is redeemed through Christ. Don’t keep bringing it back to life in the present. Receive God’s grace today and believe it is true for you.

And Paul knew peace. In good times and bad he had peace. He knew that peace that surpasses all understanding. He felt that peace and embraced it whether his preaching was received with joy or he was being flogged for those same words. He didn’t let the circumstances he was facing steal that peace from him. Do you know that peace today? What have you let steal your peace? Take a deep breath and let go of whatever it is that keeps you from fully embracing God’s peace for you today. Hold onto that peace that comes from God that is greater than your circumstances. Hold tight to it today.

May you remain in God’s grace and peace today.

1 Response

  1. BigBuck

    I love renewing my mind from the word of God each day. Helps me not to focus on my past when thoughts come in . I learned to take them captive and focus on the new me in Christ. I don’t even know that old sinful man I used to be. He is dead and gone. So when thoughts of , remember that buddy? That was a fun lustfull time , right? . Like Jesus , I say get behind me Satan, I have the mind of Christ and hold the thoughts, feelings and purposes of His Heart. I don’t know you and you are not my friend.
    Now peace is a good thing. I love peace. It makes me feel warm and loving .What gets me out of peace is worrying about things that have not even come to pass. Building up delusions of grandeur. The more I keep my mind stayed on Jesus every minute of the day. I know the word of truth and that sets me free! Amen thank you Jesus
    You are awesome God!

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