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Grace Like Rain

  • For even as we have many members in one body, and all the members don't have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another, having gifts differing according to the grace that was given to us: if prophecy, let's prophesy according to the proportion of our faith; or service, let's give ourselves to service; or he who teaches, to his teaching; or he who exhorts, to his exhorting; he who gives, let him do it with generosity; he who rules, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness. Romans 12:4-8 WEB.

    As we drove to the client's office, I was dreading what lay ahead. I just felt the job we were setting out to do was going to take all day because it involved a network of mix and match machines that I knew to be temperamental. They tended to work when they wanted. Computers can be funny like that. You can even have several identical machines, but each one will behave somewhat differently. This particular network had a mix of Novell, Dos, Linux, and Windows machines. They got along like a bag of cats.

    Usually, the job would have taken all day, but not this day. Within thirty minutes, we had fixed the computers and were on the way home. The mountain of work had all seemed very easy, almost too easy'almost like they corrected themselves.

    We had prayed on the way there, and the grace of God was with us. Grace is the unmerited (unearned, undeserved) favor of God. Grace works like oil in an engine. It makes things go smoothly without friction. When the Lord told Paul, "My grace is sufficient for thee (2 Corinthians 12:9)", He was not kidding. It truly is. If you have ever had something fast-tracked in your life, this was probably the grace of God. His unearned favor was working in your life and causing things to flow along supernaturally.

    One Sunday night, the Lord spoke to me through the pastor's wife and told me that He wanted me to get my GED. The next Sunday, when I came to church, I had it. What took my brother one year took me one week. It is the grace of God when you can do no wrong and when you mysteriously know all of the answers to all of the questions. When there is a parking space waiting for you in front of the door.

    When you have to face that thing that you dread, stop, and pray for the Lord to come with you. Ask Him, and He will give you the grace to do it. He delights when you invite Him to be a part of your life. That thing of dread can turn out to be fun, simple, and easy.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please give me abundant grace to tackle the things I have been putting off. Help me complete what I have dreaded doing and make it fun, simple, and easy. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: 'Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.' (Philippians 4:6-7) ~ If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father I Thank You for Your Grace

Jan 27
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Help us Jesus through this day and Sues cataract surgery.We love and worship you. Amen 

Jan 27
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Praying for success for Sue's cataract surgery and pain-free mobility! Blessings!

Jan 27
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Thank you my friend

Jan 27
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Prayers for a successful cataract surgery! Amen.

Jan 27
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Thank you my friend 

Jan 27
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Thank You God for Your Grace and mercy. Amen

Jan 27
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Jan 27
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

Jan 27
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

You have helped me so many times dear God. Thank you Amen 

Jan 27
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you for your grace Jesus

Jan 27
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Such truth, Pastor Dion.  Experienced this just yesterday--God is Good and His GRACE is real in our everyday lives! Praise God!

Jan 27
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen 

Jan 27
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen! Thank You Father for Your grace in my life!

Jan 27
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Gloria Nebarez
Gloria Nebarez

Amen, thank you Jesus. This was definitely for me today, I have been dragging my feet on school work. But with God,  all things are possible!   Amen,  Amen.. 

Jan 27
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen and Amen and Amen 

Jan 27
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I thank You for giving me the strength to keep going on, that Your abundant grace be with me to do those things I have been putting off. In Jesus Christ name I pray, Amen. Thank You Lord for all Your help and blessings, Amen. 

Thank you both for this wonderful devotional Pastor, God bless. Amen. 

Jan 27
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

Jan 27
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes amen Lord 

Jan 27
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Keyana Mallory
Keyana Mallory

In Jesus Christ name Amen! 

Jan 28
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Jan 29