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DAY l - Grace accepts us all.

Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men... Ephesians 1:6b,7 ...He hath made us accepted in the Beloved in Whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.

DEAR LORD, I confess that You have accepted me. I am in Your house as Your child. I confess that I am being made whole - right now - by the wealth of the grace You have given me in Christ Jesus. Today, may that grace heal my inability to completely trust ........ Grace abounds Rom 5:17-21

DAY 2 - It's grace plus faith.

Ephesians 2:8,9 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast.

FATHER in Your grace alone do I see hope. My ability to be good and do good was too weak to make me accept- able in Your kingdom. I am ready to trust completely in what You offer me in the Lord Jesus. I am now believing for Your grace to come over into every part of my life.....Jesus taught us to have faith. John 3:14-18; 5:24; 6:27-29, 35, 40

DAY 3 - Grace justifies the sinner·

Romans 3:23,24 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; being justified freely by his grace through the Redemption that is in Christ Jesus.

FATHER GOD, my sin was greater than I knew when first I trusted You. Thank You for bearing long with me. I wont sin 's power to become completely broken in me. I want to know the justifying power of Your grace. Hold me close to your side...........Let's read Paul's testimony Rom 7:14-25

DAY 4 - Grace does not condone sin.

Rom. 6:1,2 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? II Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature. old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

DEAR FATHER, I rejoice in the power of Your grace to set me free from the dominion of sin. I know there are areas of potential danger still in me. Search me out. Send the fire of Your Spirit into the inner parts of me. Let Your grace do its full work in me....... Grace teaches us to overcome sin. Tit 2:11-14

DAY 5 - We overcome sin by the power of grace.

Romans 5:20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound. Romans 6:14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.

FATHER IN HEAVEN, reveal to me the power of Your grace. Let if reach the innermost part of my soul where the power of sin was once in control, Create in me a clean heart. Release in the part of me that wants and wills and desires a love for Your right way............Grace cleanses, sanctifies, justifies. 1Cor. 6:9-20

DAY 6 - Grace makes us new.

I Corinthians 15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.

LORD, the only hope I have of becoming whole lies in Your grace. My ability to overcome sin has failed many times. But I no longer look back to my failure. I am looking instead to the power of Your grace and to the strength that comes from Your indwelling Spirit....... Grace breaks down enmity. Eph 2:8-18

DAY 7 - Peace enables us to stand.

Romans 5:1,2 Therefore being justified by fairh, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

FATHER, I have taken my stand in Your grace. I have opened all my being to what You give me in Christ Jesus. Since my mind is too small to comprehend all this, let it work its way into my spirit. Release in me the power of the Redemption. Set me free from the strength of my little faith so I can learn to live by the Spirit of Grace......Grace strengthens our Inner man. 2Cor 4:13-18

DAY 8--Grace makes us rich.

II Corinthians 8:9 For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that ye through His poverty might be rich.

FATHER, I love you for receiving me in my poverty. When I had nothing but a broken life you took me in and loved me. I consider this amazing grace. Today I want to spend more quiet time in Your presence than I usually do. Let Your grace flow over my spirit as I wait on You...........We find the fullness of grace in Jesus. John 1:11-18

DAY 9 - Grace makes us heirs

Titus 3:7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. Galatians 4:1,7 Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is (I child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all; wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

LORD, You have received me into Your house and made me an heir of eternal life. You are setting me free from the forces of the flesh and of the world that seek to hold me down. I have yielded my will. Now I yield my mind and my emotions to the power of Your grace. I want to respond to Your Spirit so I can move through life as a mature son (daughter) in Your Kingdom...........Noah was an example of an heir of faith and grace. Heb 11:7; Gen 6:8,13-22

DAY l0 - Grace makes us strong to withstand trouble.

II Timothy 1:8,9 Be nor thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me His prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God; Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His Own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began.

FATHER, in myself I'm not strong when it comes to suffering for the Gospel. I'm more prone to complain and become depressed. Please set me free from this tendency. Release Your grace in me to stand up under trial. Grace brings us to God's Throne. Heb 4:12-16

DAY 11 - We can live under a flow of grace.

John 1:16 And of his fullness have all we received, and grace for grace (wave of grace after wave of grace). John 15:5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

LOVING GOD, I open myself to the continuing flow of Your grace into my life. Let it touch my physical weakness, my mental weakness, my moral weakness, my spiritual weakness. I see Your grace is overcoming my spiritual poverty. See the greatest statement about grace. Eph 1:3-14

DAY 12 - We can reign in life through grace.

Romans 5:17 For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.

GRACIOUS LORD, I renounce the power of death that has laid hold on me. I renounce complaining and finding fault with life. I renounce looking down on myself now that You have redeemed me· I open myself to the abundance of Your grace that is enabling me to reign in life....... Grace can make us ministers of life. Mat 25:34-40

DAY l3 - Grace will reign in us.

Romans 5:21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord. 2Peter 1:2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of god, and of Jesus our Lord.

DEAR FATHER, Your grace has come over upon me. I feel its cleansing power. I open myself to its rule. Let it overcome the parts in me that are still weak, especially as I relate to other people. May it reign in me even when I am alone and no one is around who knows me. Let it reign in me as I have contact with others...... Grace sets us free from indwelling sin. Rom 8:1-15

DAY 14 - We can live out of abounding grace.

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

FATHER, I need Your abounding grace. I cannot go on in what I'm facing without it. I need it because I've been weak morally, mentally, emotionally, and physically. And yes, FATHER, I've been weak spiritually. In no point can I boast of self-sufficiency. Therefore I trust Your enabling grace to continue working in me till I'm an overcomer......We can know the grace of God's presence. Psalms 84

DAY 15 - We discover the all-sufficiency of grace.

2Corinthians 12:9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee; my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

FATHER, thank You for the things that have made me weak. Were it not for my weakness I might never have discovered Your grace. Hold me close today. Let me feel what is on Your heart. Teach me to love like You love.....Grace overcomes all our weakness. 2Cor 12:1-9

DAY I6 - We can minister grace to others.

Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

DEAR LORD, I renounce complaining. I renounce conversation that spits out bitterness. I renounce saying judgmental things about others. Teach me to talk of Your love. Help me speak in a way that ministers grace to others. Help me become a healing kind of person........Words can minister grace. Col. 3:16; Ps 145:10-13

DAY 17 - We can become settled in grace so our speech will always minister grace.

Colossians 4:6 Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man. Proverbs 16:24 Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

FATHER, I hold myself still before You. I have needfor Your Spirit to overcome the lack of patience and irritable feelings trying to arise in me. I wait before You till my spirit is quiet so Your Spirit can fill the parts in me that cry out and complain. Then I can speak of Your goodness and others can be strengthened.....See the admonition of the Psalmist and the Prophet. Ps 77:10-14; Ma1. 3:16,17

DAY 18 - As we behold Jesus, we see that grace came upon Him.

Hebrews 2:9,10 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.

PRECIOUS LORD, I want to draw close to You so I can feel Your love toward us sinners. You suffered for us. I want to know more of Your compassion. I want to know how You are touched with the feelings of our infirmities. Let me feel compassion. Let me be touched with feelings for others who suffer so I can minister Your grace to them.... He still ministers grace as High Priest. Heb 2:11-18

DAY 19--We take a diligent look lest we fail.

Hebrews 12:14,15 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled.

FATHER, I am ready to take a diligent look at myself so every area of my life can be turned over to the power of Your grace. Show me where my points of weakness still lie. I want my soul to become disciplined in grace. I want to pursue peace with all men, and holiness......Grace received will work in us good qualities for God's Kingdom. II Cor 6:1-10

DAY 20 - We can become established with grace.

Hebrews 13:9 Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein.

DEAR LORD, I want to become established in Your grace. I long for the fullness of Your grace in my life so it can pass through me to others in need. May the teachings I have received and the practices that guide my life line up with what You are doing now by Your grace......Grace enables us to change so as not to offend those who are weak in the faith. Rom 14:1-19

DAY 21--Humility maintains the grace of God's presence.

James 4:6 But He giveth more grace . Wherefore He saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. Isaiah 57:15 For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.

FATHER, I humble myself before You and confess that a great deal of pride has ruled my heart. I am ready for Your Spirit to adjust this. Set me free from my foolish concern about what others think so I can better minister Your grace to those in need. I am ready to go where You send me, or to remain where I am if You so desire. .....Here are words of wisdom regarding humility. Pro. 15:33; 16:19; 18:2; 22:4; 29:23; 1Pet 5:5

DAY 22--We must avoid the misuse of grace.

Jude 4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness (wild and wanton living), and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.

Forbid it, LORD, that I should ever take advantage of Your grace to do wrong. If even the thought of this enters my mind, cause Your Spirit to convict me lest I become weak and begin to turn from You. I love Your purity and I want nothing in my life that offends You.......We deal instantly with sin lest it try and take advantage of our stand in grace. 1John 1:5-10

DAY 23 - Grace sanctifies trouble.

1Peter 5:10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, establish, strengthen, settle you.

FATHER, You are the God of all grace. May that grace You so freely extended to me when you saved me now work in me to perfect me. May it establish my goings. May it strengthen me for the fight against the enemy. May it settle me into Your perfect will for my life.......We can find God's help in trouble. Ps 86:5-17

DAY 24 - We can become ministers of grace.

Ephesians 3:8 Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ. Ephesians 4:7 But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.

HEAVENLY FATHER, I open myself to You so Your grace can become strong in me. Help me minister it to others, Teach me what are the unsearchable riches of Christ so I can minister out of this abounding wealth. Teach me to appropriate His wealth in my own life so I can impart it to others.......Let us perceive the wealth that can become ours in Christ. Rom 11:33; 1 Cor 1:30; 1 Cor 2:9; Rev 3:18

DAY 25 - We can open ourselves to great grace.

Acts 4:33 And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.

GRACIOUS LORD, Your grace is great, If it received me, then it can certainly receive others. As I go forth from this quiet place with You, let the abundance of Your grace overwhelm me. May it flow out from me to others. .....We find what led up to the release of great grace in the early church. Acts 4:23-31

DAY 26 - We can become steadfast in our calling to minister grace.

Acts 20:24 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself; so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God. 2Cor. 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.

FATHER, help me become steadfast in serving You. Deal with the tendency in me to grow cold toward Your calling upon my life. Let Your grace touch this coldness. Renew my zeal to make Your grace known to those outside Your household of faith........Paul gives counsel about ministering grace. Act 20:17-32

DAY 27 - We become aware of others in need of grace.

Isaiah 1:17 Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow. Galatians 2:10 Only they would that we should remember the poor; the same which I also was forward to do.

LORD, help me see through my own trouble and need to behold others in their need. Work Your grace into my heart so I can feel toward those who suffer the way You feel toward them. Make my life a channel of grace toward someone today who is suffering........See how Gentile believers ministered to the poor in Jerusalem. Rom 15:25-29

DAY 29 - Ye can minister grace even when under affliction.

2Corinthians 1:3,4 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort: Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.

FATHER, thank You for helping me to go through the trials I'm facing. I am coming through only by Your grace. Help me learn all I can from what I'm facing now so I can better minister Your grace to others in their trials. ..See what grace can make of us through our trials. 2Cor 6:1-10

DAY 29 - We need never cease ministering grace.

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

HEAVENLY FATHER, thank You for the grace that is enabling me to minister to those who can offer nothing in return. I do it out of love for You and Your Kingdom. Only let the flow of grace from my life increase. Let it not stop when I come under the pressure of my personal trials......Ministering grace increases our joy. II Cor 9:1-15

DAY30 - Worshipping enhances grace in us.

Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; reaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

I am thine, O LORD. Today I want to worship You. From my heart I say I love You and thank Youfor the grace You have extended to me. Your loving kindness has reached me and changed me. I'm Yours. Use me as You will as a vessel of Your grace. .....We give praise for God's loving kindness. Ps 17:7; 26:3; 36:7; 40:11; 63:3

DAY 31 - We live in anticipation of more grace at the end.

1Peter 1:13 Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

HEAVENLY FA THER, I live in anticipation of that day when the Lord Jesus will return. I am thrilled to know there will be a new release of grace in that day. But even now, as He is revealed to me by Your Spirit, I receive a continuing release of grace. I love You for this.......There will be a final revelation of grace. 1Pet. 1:3-11