Word For Today: Monday, July 13 The Grace of God Which Was With Me

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WORD FOR TODAY by JESUS FIGUEROA

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Monday, July 13

The Grace of God Which Was With Me

Topic: Strength Comes From God’s Grace

But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.

I Corinthians 15:10 (NKJV)

Daily Reading Plan

Proverbs 1-3

Bible Version:

1 Corinthians 15:10 (NLT) — But whatever I am now, it is all because God poured out his special favor on me—and not without results. For I have worked harder than any of the other apostles; yet it was not I but God who was working through me by his grace.

1 Corinthians 15:10 (MSG) — But because God was so gracious, so very generous, here I am. And I’m not about to let his grace go to waste. Haven’t I worked hard trying to do more than any of the others? Even then, my work didn’t amount to all that much. It was God giving me the work to do, God giving me the energy to do it.

1 Corinthians 15:10 (NIV) — But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them—yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me.

Devotional Thoughts:

This morning I wonder, what would we be without the grace of God? His grace is what sustains us and keeps us day by day. It’s just the immense grace of God in our lives and his mercy that enables us to continue forward. It makes us competent believers to be suitable in the kingdom of God. Nothing compares to this grace! When we depend on it, we become strong people with a fervent spirit to serve and do God’s work. His grace gives us power and strength to confront all opposition that comes into our lives.

I believe this was the Apostle Paul was thinking when he wrote these verses. If someone labored and worked hard for the Lord, it was Paul. As a servant of God he endured much exhaustion and fatigue in the work of God. He was worn out doing the ministry God had called him to do! In 2 Corinthians 11:23 he asks the question, “Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool.) I Am more: in labors more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths often.” Imagine living a life so committed, total commitment. But we see that Paul always credited and owed everything to the grace of God. Nothing was through himself, but only the grace of God!

Today we recognize that exhaustion and fatigue will come into our lives, especially when we serve the Lord. Moments where we will feel the heavy weight of ministry on our shoulders. The burden will feel heavy and overwhelming. Without a doubt we will have days when we work for the Lord that we will feel heavy and perhaps even want to give up. Especially when we can’t see the fruit of our labor! It’s in these moments when God desires to strengthen us and give us new strength through his grace.

In these moments we must remember what 2 Corinthians 3:5 says, “Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God” Recognize today that his grace is what make the difference in your work for the Lord. I invite you this day to implore God to favor you with his grace so you may go on.

Topical References:

Philippians 2:13 (NKJV) — for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.

2 Corinthians 11:23 (NKJV) — Are they ministers of Christ?—I speak as a fool—I am more: in labors more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequently, in deaths often.

Colossians 1:29 (NKJV) — To this end I also labor, striving according to His working which works in me mightily.

2 Corinthians 3:5 (NKJV) — Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God,

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4 responses to “Word For Today: Monday, July 13 The Grace of God Which Was With Me

  1. What a blessing as this day goes on I desired to hear from God and through this devotional ive become inspired because what will give me strength on tough days is his loving grace and has saved me from sin,.grace will now continue to be involved in my prayer along with Gods favor.Amen.

  2. We will all stop and think what a heavy burden we have. Then we will feel the weight on our shoulders. But having this burden you must continue with your walk with the lord. For he has given us his grace.

  3. Amen, we must have faith in God and know that no matter how we may feel when serving God that we must ALWAYS run to him when we need anything!!!!

  4. We must know that anything we do is because of God. We must not think that we are doing thing because are own will but by God’s will. We must remember that God will always be there for us even if we don’t see any change in are lives.

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