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Grace and Faith
Stepping Stone #12
Grace and Faith
We Are Saved by Grace
Our soul waiteth for the LORD: He is our help and our shield.
The best investments are ones that are long term. I trust you're
taking one step each day to gain the most success of your program.
Good to have ya back ... I missed ya.
Did you say
Hi to the Holy Spirit today? If you didn't, He is
anxiously awaiting a greeting from you.
We have important stuff to talk about today, my friend.
Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are
We are Saved by Grace and Faith Scripture Blessing
You may not like the things that a true friend tells you even though
they may be for your own good. But that's what makes them a true
friend, isn't it? I just wanted to remind you of this Proverb
that I shared with you back at The Garden Gate because the things
that I have to share with you today may seem a bit abrasive. But you
have to admit, warning is a good thing. If you knew there was a
camouflaged ditch in the road that your friend was about to walk
down, you'd warn them about it, wouldn't you? As your friend, I
caution you that you are gonna fall down ... Everyone does!
We are Saved by Grace and Faith Scripture Warning ... The devil seeks
every opportunity to attack. His evil offerings may not appear to be
bad. He will package them with ribbons and bows and make them look
like a gift instead of a curse. He is dressed in a tuxedo, not a red
suit with a forked tail, pitchfork in his hand and horns on his head.
His intent is to disguise evil. He'll try to make you think he and/or
his ideas are romantic, fun, intelligent, captivating ... Honorable
even. Be alert. Be careful how you walk. Walk in the guidance of the
Holy Spirit. Do not be deceived. He does not sleep. He will use
whatever means that he can to lure you into his deceit: television
shows, commercials, movies, books, magazines, billboards, food
packaging, newspapers, mail, clothing, dreams, music, social media,
thoughts, even Christian holiday gimmicks such as Santa Clause and
the Easter Bunny. You name it, his purpose is to win your soul away
from God, any way he can. He's depending on the chance that his
repeated attempts will make you give up the fight for righteousness.
He's depending on your weakness, so he's going to aim for that. Guess
how you send his arrows crashing to the ground ... By planting good
seeds of Truth:
2 Corinthians 12:9
And He said unto me, My grace is sufficient for
thee: for 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.
We are Saved by Grace and Faith Scripture Point of Interest ... The
last thing the devil is expecting is that Jesus will become stronger
in you because of his games. So, use it to your advantage. Lean on
Jesus when the arrows are flying. Don't let temptation become
stronger than the presence of the Lord at any time. Do whatever you
have to do to get rid of it. An even better thing to do is avoid it
in the first place.
As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly.
1 Thessalonians 5:22
Abstain from all appearance of evil.
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the
power of His might.
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to
stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against
principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of
this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that
ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with
Truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the Gospel
16 Above all, taking the shield of Faith, wherewith ye
shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the
Spirit, which is the Word of God:
18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the
Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication
for all Saints;
We are Saved by Grace and Faith Scripture on Hope
We have talked a great deal about trial and tribulation all along The
Path and you've learned many different ways to fight the good fight.
But what happens once you fall? The answer is simple:
You are not suddenly a failure because you fell. You're not banned
from being a Christian. You're not bad. You're not different. You're
not hopeless. You are not stupid. (But you do look a little silly if
you lie there in pools of self pity.) It's all up to you. God gives
you the choice to make decisions. As long as you feel sorry for
yourself the devil is winning. When the devil shoots his arrows at
you, put up your shield of Truth! It's never too late to begin again.
We are Saved by Grace and Faith Scripture Tidbit of Truth ...
Continued efforts will complete any task set before us! Every day is
a new day ... A fresh start. Every moment is a new moment. No matter
what, you aren't a hopeless cause. Read the New Testament. Get to
know the character of Jesus' apostles at the beginning of their walk
with Christ. They were not all full of virtue from the beginning. It
took time. It took faith. Some of the un-virtues they possessed were
doubt, fear, pride, jealousy ... The Apostle Paul even described
himself this way:
1 Timothy 1:15
This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ
Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.
Peter, the rock upon whom Jesus built His church, had so much
cowardice that he denied emphatically to some girls at a campfire
that he had ever even known Jesus. Yet, these were His Apostles.
Jesus knew that they would need and depend on the Holy Spirit after
He left. Don't you let the enemy make you believe that Jesus can't
change your life.
Let's take a quick, We are Saved by Grace and Faith Scripture Field
trip ... It seems impossible? Remember this about miracles, if you
are not asking for something that seems impossible, you are not
asking for enough. God wants you to depend on Him to make it
possible. You can't possibly do it alone. You may think that you have
done some unforgivable things in your life and there's no way you
could ever make up for them, but that is exactly the reason why our
Lord died for us. That is the Grace of God
. There is one string attached ... You have to be genuinely sorry for
what you did. Your sins cannot outdo God's grace, neither in
frequency or intensity.
An extremely cool thing just happened. As you started reading that
last paragraph, your mind went into it's computer mode. Searching ...
Searching ... File found! And it opened up what you stored in there
about God's Grace. It didn't like the word "unforgivable" because you
weeded that out already, and it started reinforcing the Truth right
away. Then as you read the second sentence and the third and the
fourth, well, you could practically quote it word for word! Now
~ Shhhhhhh ... It's working. ~
For by Grace are ye saved through faith; not of your own doing: it is
the gift of God.
We are Saved by Grace and Faith due to His Love
Grab the Grace, forgive yourself, get up, and continue to fight ...
To the finish!
What if David never forgave himself for killing Uriah? What if Peter
never forgave himself for denying the Lord three times? What if Paul
never forgave himself for persecuting Christians before his calling?
What if Thomas never forgave himself for doubting?
What if they just gave up?
All of these people have a great impact on Christianity because they
fell down, they repented, they accepted God's Grace, forgave
themselves, and then they got back up and persisted in the
cause. They did it for God, they did it for themselves, and they did
it for us!
They are our heroes.
Just think of the wonderful teachings we could have had from Judas,
had he just forgiven himself. Remember, Judas was an instrument that
was used in God's plan. God sent Jesus to earth so our sins could be
forgiven. When Adam and Eve sinned, God set the plan in motion
because He loved us so much. They broke the covenant and severed the
connection to God for all mankind. So, God had to fix it.
He knew we couldn't restore the connection ourselves and Jesus had to
pay the price for our sin. Judas was a part of the plan. If he had
chosen to accept Grace before he died, we may have had perhaps one of
the greatest examples of grace ever. Judas fell down, but did not get
back up, even though Jesus, His master that he followed, lived with,
ate with, traveled with, rested with, prayed with for three years, in
the flesh, taught him that repentance is the way of Salvation.
Get up and carry on.
You can read more about this saved by Grace and Faith topic here:
We are the Lord's new disciples. We are the believers ... The Saints
of this generation. We fall down, we get up!
We are Saved by Grace and Faith Timeout ... There is an awesome song
that you may want to add to your favorite tunes by Bob Carlisle
We Fall Down, We Get Up, that is highly recommended if
you want to get a little more spiritual uplifting about this whole
subject. Use your favorite method of listening to the music you love,
it shouldn't be hard to find, because it is a Christian favorite.
You're going to love it.
Most every spiritual giant in the Bible, faced trial and tribulation.
Our Lord Himself was tempted by the devil. It happens to the very
best, so expect it to happen to you.
For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs
and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.
But, I urge you to take the advice of the Apostle Peter:
1 Peter 4:12-13
12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery
trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto
13 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's
sufferings; that, when His glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad
also with exceeding joy.
We are Saved by Grace and Faith Scripture warning ... Trials and
tribulations will come, make no mistake. It's the attitude in which
you choose to deal with them, that makes all the difference in the
If you are working in your garden, and a mosquito comes along
pestering, shoo it away. If you get a thorn, pull it out. If you get
dirt on your face, brush it off. If you fall down, get up and
Abrasive? No ... Truth! Remember how this step started?
Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are
We are Saved by Grace and Faith Scripture Summary
Make it a point to be more conscientious of your day to day life.
Learn to recognize when you start to stumble and catch yourself
before you fall. Observe other people and identify those that are
fallen. You'll notice in many cases that many don't even realize that
they have fallen because the world is so accepting of sin. Watch for
people falling in movies, identify it ...
Ponder upon it, in your own mind, or discuss with your spouse,
children, or whoever you happen to be watching the movie with as to
how it could have been avoided, and how it can be dealt with after
the fact. It is now your turn to share the Truth that you have
There are many exercises you can do to prevent yourself from falling.
You have to train yourself, just like anything else in life ... If
you practice it, you'll get better at it. You can even include it as
one of your Miracle Grow activities. What a great idea ... To
practice not falling!
There is a force out there that is attempting to overtake us all; it is Satan. There is another force that is protecting us from him; it is the Holy Spirit. It is a battle for souls. This battle is called Spiritual Warfare, and like it or not, you are right in the middle of it.
How to Prepare for Spiritual Warfare