Prayer About Grace

If you’ve been challenged this week by the cost of grace, why don’t you join me in this prayer:

Father God, thank you for sending your Son to die for my sin. Thank you for all that I have received because of your grace.

Help me never to take your grace for granted, as if it had cost you nothing.

Rather, would you help me to live with the power that your grace offers – a power to deal once and for all with the sin in my life.

May your forgiveness never be my excuse to disobey you.





Living For Grace vs Living For Pleasure

Just do whatever feels good and doesn’t hurt other people. Good advice, right?

No. That is horrible advice. Like, really bad.

Don’t be tricked into putting the pursuit of pleasure before the pursuit of obedience. Learn to imitate Jesus, rather than people around you. Grace cost Jesus everything. Truly living by grace will cost us too. That’s a fact. But it’s worth it.

“But the free gift is not like the trespass. For if many died through one man’s trespass, much more have the grace of God and the free gift by the grace of that one man Jesus Christ abounded for many.”

All of us face times where we have to choose between living for grace and living for pleasure – make sure you know in advance which one is really going to give you the life you want.

Read Romans 5v15 here:



Commissioned To Serve

Watch the news yesterday? Listen to the president’s speech? What did you think? President Jacob Zuma was sworn in yesterday and has started his 2nd and final 5-year term as president.

We also have been elected and commissioned to perform a sevice for those who elected us: the Father, Son and Holy Spirit!

1 Peter 1:1&2 – “To those who are elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood:

May grace and peace be multiplied to you.”

Read the rest of 1 Peter here:

Real Life With God

There lived an average guy who lived an average, boring life. One day he became a Christian and continued living his average, boring life until he died. The end.

Seriously?! God is most definitely NOT boring. He is life itself. And he wants us to experience that vibrant life of adventure with him. God supplies his grace that equips us and enables us to become who he designed us to be.

‘God’s Spirit beckons. There are things to do and places to go. This resurrection life you received is not a timid grave-tending life. It’s adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike ‘What’s next, Papa?’ – Romans 8v14-15

So what’s next, Papa?