The Doorway to Recovery
Worship Song: “Grace on top of grace” by Fellowship Creative http://youtu.be/YdNZzWM0vac
Definition of grace (verb): to honor or credit to (someone or something) by one’s presence
What has God done with me that he could I could have never done by myself?
To anyone who has seen the immeasurable power of Christ in their lives, knows the immense grace that God had given to the world by sending his son Jesus. He lived as a perfect, sinless man, yet he died the death of a sinner. Remember one of the most well known bible verses:
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” – John 3:16 (NIV)
Talk about grace, a holy God who became flesh to save His people from their sins! By the very definition of grace, we have been graced by God’s presence in our daily lives since that Holy night in Bethlehem. Jesus is our advocate to the Father. Check out what the bible says…
“My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.” – 1 John 2:1 (NIV)
In order for this to fully work, we must accept and acknowledge the presence of God, and not just in private. While God may be the only one able to read into the true intentions of our hearts, Jesus, our advocate, is pretty clear on what the “terms and conditions” are for receiving Jesus as an advocate, look at what Jesus said in the book of Matthew:
“Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven.” – Matthew 10:32-33(NIV)
It’s pretty simple, acknowledge Jesus to others, and He will advocate for us to God, that when we sin, which trust me, we will all sin; your pastor, your parents, your children, everybody (thanks to the sin nature brought about in the garden of Eden by Adam and Eve); we have God’s only son standing and working to help us. Jesus knew what it was like to be tempted by sin, and to not fall to sin, where we have failed. Yet though our advocate, we experience grace, never ending grace.
God is an awesome God who loves us, shows us daily grace, and helps us overcome the world, including the hurts, habits,and hang ups that we occasionally struggle with. I am very grateful for the grace that has been bestowed upon myself and my brothers and sisters in Christ.
If you are suffering through an addiction, or have had your live affected by someone with an addiction, take the next step. Turn to the almighty God. Give your life to Christ so you may find healing from these hurts, habits, and hang ups. He is the way, the truth, and the life, and if you are looking for a change in your life, try aligning your life to that of the Creators.
“The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, turning a person from the snares of death.” – Proverbs 14:27 (NIV)
Love this song. Can’t wait to get back fully engrossed in Praise and Worship at church. To God Be The Glory!