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Class 17: Grace


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Part 7: Amazing grace

(This is part 7 of 9 parts in this class)


I find in my life that if I want to remain vitally united with the Lord then I need an ongoing spiritual maintenance program in my life. I have to drop off hindering things that are clinging to me or tripping me up. I have to add things of God that will facilitate better, more Christ-like things happening in my life. I need adjustments made to some things and other things need a good clean up. I thank God, in all this and for all this, He gives more grace.

As long as I receive it and I am responsive to it, then grace turns me to God and the things of God. It urges me to resort to Him and His power instead of my own fragile resources. It draws me back from the brink of sin or disaster and stirs me to walk with Him.


The apostle James tells us,

He gives more grace. Therefore He says, "God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble."

James 4:5 - NKJV


God's grace is there for us the moment we acknowledge there is no way we are going to make it without God's help. More grace is made available to us the moment we realise that the challenges confronting us - either from the outside or the inside - are greater than we can handle. Grace flows abundantly into our lives the moment we confess we haven't got what it takes and cry out, "I am helpless to help myself. God help me!"

Who does God give more grace too? The humble - those who acknowledge, "I am helpless to help myself. God help me!"