1 Peter 4:10
Just as each one of you has received a special gift [a spiritual talent, an ability graciously given by God], employ it in serving one another as [is appropriate for] good stewards of God’s multi-faceted grace [faithfully using the diverse, varied gifts and abilities granted to Christians by God’s unmerited favor]. (AMP)
How is 2018 going to be different from 2017?
This is a great question! How can we be sure that God will bring new things to pass this year? Especially if the cycle of sameness that we are experiencing seems unrelenting.
The first reason is that God has a calendar to which He is working, and when He says something will be done, nothing can thwart Him! Preachers and church leaders have tried to narrow God and put Him in a straight jacket. My job this year is to break Him out and release Him in your life. Like the breaking of the alabaster box, when we stop containing God, His fragrance will fill our lives like never before.
In 2018 you will see who God is. You will see that He does everything after the counsel of His own will. If He says He will do it, it is about to come to pass in your life. A delay is not the same as a denial. Just because you have experienced a set-back, you can still see the fullness of His purpose outworked in our life!
2018 marks 500 years from the date of the Reformation, when Calvin declared “Sola Fide” – or in other words, salvation is by faith alone, and not by works. This overturned the Roman Catholic doctrine of the day, as a glorious revelation of the grace of God was unleashed.
Yet the grace of God is not just about obtaining salvation from sin’s power. Grace is MULTIFACETED! That means that there are different kinds of grace to get the job done. Whatever needs to happen in your life to bring God’s promise to pass, there is a grace for it!
Seeing God work this year will be an exploit. It will be a daring feat of trust and faith, but the weight of your challenge will not be on you, but on God. It will not be by power or natural strength, it will be by HIS GRACE!
Place your faith in His grace right now. Don’t dismiss grace as just having one application: fresh, powerful, perfectly attuned grace is available for you this year. Whatever the challenge, it is about to shift because when you access the grace, total deliverance will take place, just as God said. Praise Him like you already have it!
Heavenly Father, your grace is multifaceted. It is applicable to every situation I am facing. Thank you, Lord that your grace is going to make the difference in my life this year.
As I enter 2018, I declare that I will do some Grace Exploits! Right now, I access the grace that I need by faith. Right now, I declare that the cycle of sameness is over and I am totally delivered in Jesus’ name.