Sunday, September 12, 2010

ALL-SUFFICIENT GRACE




This was a good read this Sunday morning. It came in my mail box from Grace Gems.

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by John MacDuff, "The Faithful Promiser"

"God is able to make all grace abound toward you;
that you, always having all sufficiency in all things
may abound to every good work."
2 Corinthians 9:8

All-sufficiency in all things!
Believer!
Surely you are "thoroughly equipped for every good work!"

Grace is no scanty thing, doled out in pittances!
It is a glorious treasury,
which the key of prayer can always unlock--but can never empty!
It is a fountain--full, flowing, ever flowing, over flowing!

Mark these three ALL'S in this precious promise.
It is a three-fold link in a golden chain,
let down from the throne of grace, by the God of grace.
"All grace!" "all-sufficiency!" in "all things!" and these to "abound."

Oh! precious thought!
My need cannot impoverish that inexhaustible treasury of grace!
Myriads are hourly hanging on it,
drawing from it--and yet there is no diminution.
Out of that fullness we, too, may all receive, "grace upon grace!"

My soul, do you not love to dwell on that all-abounding grace!
Your own insufficiency in everything,
met with a divine "all-sufficiency in all things!"

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Grace in all circumstances and situations!

Grace in all vicissitudes and changes!

Grace in all the varied phases of the Christian's being!

Grace in sunshine--and in storm!

Grace in health--and in sickness!

Grace in life--and in death!

Grace for the old believer--and the young believer.

Grace for the tried believer,
and the weak believer,
and the tempted believer.

Grace for duty--and grace in duty.

Grace to carry the joyous cup with a steady hand --
and grace to drink the bitter cup with an unmurmuring spirit!

Grace to have prosperity sanctified--and grace to say through tears,
"May Your will be done!"

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"God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that you, always having all sufficiency in all things--may abound to every good work." 2 Corinthians 9:8


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God's grace is priceless. May I rest in His grace more each day.


7 comments:

Mrs. E said...

Lovely this Sunday morning!

Darcie said...

Where would we be without the grace of God? I wouldn't want to know. Thanks for sharing.

Nicky said...

Glad I discovered your blog when looking for some information on John Mc Duff as he was mentioned in today Grace Gems! I enjoyed reading your previous post too! Have a blessed week.

Jackie said...

Just stumbled upon your blog and so blessed by your posts!! And this post on His All-sufficient Grace is beautiful!! Thank you for posting it!!

Following along with you now and hope you'll stop by my place for a visit sometime.....I love meeting new bloggin' sisters in the Lord!

Blessings!
Jackie

Judith said...

I was actually googling 'tea and treasure quotes' and your blog popped up!! and indeed what a treasure of thoughts to ponder over a cup of tea - thank you, Judith

Skeeter said...

Graceful reading today! Thanks for the lift in my spirit :-)

Zondra Art said...

beautiful garden, photos and nice blog!
Kisses from Croatia.
Zondra Art