As I celebrate my birthday today, I need not lose sight of where I have come from
nor the love that God has for me.
Thought For Today: Advancing Through Your Grace-Advantage For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? (1 John 5:4-5).
Abraham, after helping to defeat the enemies of Sodom refused to accept any compensation from the king of Sodom in spite of his persuasive words. In his words, “I will not take from a thread even to a shoelatchet, and that I will not take any thing that is thine, lest thou shouldest say, I have made Abram rich” (Genesis 14:23). Abraham understood that there was nothing the king of Sodom could give to him that would compare to the advantage God had given him; he had a treasured relationship with God.
Remember, you’re Abraham’s seed, thus even in today’s world where the global economy is failing, the fact that you’re a child of grace puts you ahead and causes you to advance. No wonder the Bible says, “When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, There is lifting up…” (Job 22:29). When others are experiencing regression and stagnation, your testimony this month will be that of progress, increase and advancement. That’s because as a child of God you have an advantage – it’s called the grace-advantage! It’s the power of progress and advancement; it causes your life to move from one level of glory to another. And in this month of May, you’ll experience this power for advancing working in your life like never before.
God wants you to be conscious of this grace-advantage throughout this month for Advancing! He wants you to know that you’re the seed of Abraham, and that grace is working in you twenty-four hours a day! That grace puts you ahead and positions you for the glorious life like it did Isaac. The Bible says, “Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the Lord blessed him. And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great” (Genesis 26:12-13). The man Isaac advanced because grace gave him the advantage.
So, as you go through this month, let that consciousness of your grace-advantage fill your heart. Say to yourself everyday, “I wax great this month, I move forward. I’m advancing; I’m gaining time and covering grounds in the name of Jesus Christ!” Hallelujah!