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Please, Do Not Waste God’s Grace!

August 2, 2012

New and Old Waste Pro Trucks** by FormerWMDriver.

II Corinthians 6:1[KJV] We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.

II Corinthians 6:1 [NIV] As God’s fellow workers we urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain.  

There are days thatI want to pack it all in for a short time and quit this Jesus-thing for a while [we all fill this from time to time]. In some ways life was much easier before the Holy Spirit began his work in me. Back then, I could simply lie to get out of a difficult situation; I could curse someone out and move on; I could get high and drunk and trip out; I could pretend my little world was the world.
Take care of Earth! by Sirius P!NK  It's a Small World by Bubba Trout
The problem is it’s not a Jesus-thing, it’s a Jesus-life, and quitting is not an option. He who began this good work in me isn’t going to bail on me, ever.
Jesus Has Changed your life by briguy_89.
So, what do you do when you want to quit?
First, we can find comfort in knowing we are in good company:
•    Jonah didn’t just quit; he ran and that got him an all-expenses paid sea cruise in the belly of a whale!
•    Jeremiah tried to quit twice, and God basically said, “Look, you asked for this anointing. You asked to do significant things for me. Did you think I wouldn’t take you seriously?”
God gives us grace sufficient for our needs each day, every day. In II Corinthians 6:1, Paul, in effect, says, don’t waste the grace God has given you; don’t receive God’s grace in vain, rejecting it in order to nurture frustrations and disappointments.
The Grace of God by SeraphimChris.
II Corinthians 6:4 But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,
In paraphrasing this Corinthian passage “our work as God’s servants gets validated—or not—in the details” of our lives: “People are watching us as we stay at our post, alertly, unswervingly . . . in hard times, tough times, bad times… People watch to see if I act like the world while not at Church”.
In other words, God’s power—the very strength we need, the very testimony we were meant to model—emerges in troubles, hardships, and distresses, but also in our entertainment functions.
Entertainment by garrettmurray.
Let’s pray together that we stay at our posts in these uncertain times and not waste the grace God has given us.
We are called to be holy and godly:
in all situations
in all conversations
in all things
             Stay at your posts!
      ig1623.JPG by    Standing post at the entrance to the Halifax Citadel by donnasheets
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