Weekly Grace

Meditation scripture and inspirational nuggets

The weekly meditation scripture and inspirational nugget are designed to encourage you in your walk with God, strengthen your faith and give you a specific scripture to meditate on all week long. To get the most out of these weekly scriptures, we encourage you to keep them before you every day and apply them to your life and circumstances. Declare them daily and stay focused on them until you experience true results.

FOR THE WEEK OF June 18, 2019

Reacquainting Ourselves with Our Unseen Partner

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Forming partnerships can be an important part of achieving success. Relying on a partner’s strength and power can compensate for our weakness and help us do things we can’t do on our own. Although the world doesn’t know the Holy Spirit, He’s the most important partner we could ever have. If we find ourselves struggling after being born again, perhaps we should reacquaint ourselves with our unseen partner.

The Holy Spirit is the one who administers the covenant of grace to us on a daily basis. He’s responsible for the amazing things that happen in our lives for which we can’t take the credit. When the situation we’ve been stuck in suddenly turns around and we see breakthrough we can’t explain, we acknowledge Him by admitting it’s the Lord’s doing, and it’s marvelous in our eyes.

Religion tricks us into thinking that our success and accomplishments are the result of our own abilities. It pushes us toward self-effort and self-reliance. However, no matter how hard we try, some things will never come to pass without the Spirit’s intervention. When the world tells us >we are responsible for the good things that happen, God tells us, “Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit.”

We can’t simply move out on our own and expect to succeed without His help. Jesus didn’t do a single miracle until the Holy Spirit descended on Him after He was baptized in the Jordan River. After His resurrection, Jesus told His disciples not to begin their ministries until they received power from the Holy Spirit. Power is the ability to get the job done, which is what we need before seeing any results.

We’ve all received a mission from God; just like the disciples, our instructions are to go forth and carry it out. To succeed, we need to wait for the Spirit’s direction. Real power comes only from Him.

Prayer:

Lord, when You give us Your instructions, You also give us the power to carry them out. The Holy Spirit equips us with the ability to succeed in getting the job done. Thank You for Your help. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Scriptures:

Psalm 118:23

Zechariah 4:6

Matthew 3:16

Luke 3:22

John 1:32

Luke 24:49

Acts 1:8

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