The Goodness of God’s Grace by Robert Schaetzle
I’ve learned over the years, taking hold the joy of intimacy with Jesus, truly is recognizing this ‘goodness of God’s grace.’ All my experiences of life have been demonstrations of living by faith. Even when I’ve not been mindful of God’s presence in me.
Recognizing ‘Godly Dependence’ is what one might call, ‘coming of age,’ or discernment about our own sanctification process. Learning to take hold God’s promises, as Peter defines new birth, become the foundation for our own personal intimacy, discovering the power of God’s presence abiding in us. “For you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring word of God.” 1 Peter 1:23NASB
Our coming of age is when we discover this ‘Sword of the Spirit,’ the Apostle Paul defines for us. His word is the needed weapon to fight the ‘Good Fight of faith.’ Learning to live the word, is learning the wonderful promises given us when we purpose to claim them.
Having shared what I experienced in learning to exercise the measure of faith given me over the years, has opened my understanding to recognize the beauty and joy to this; ‘Goodness,’ as one learns more to desire God’s preeminence and authority over that of the flesh from human reasoning.
“If, because of one man’s trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ.” Romans 5:17RSV Goodness and abundance of God’s Grace, truly is a promise that will reign throughout all our days. ‘Thank You Father for this wonderful experience of your grace.’