Good morning lovelies
Today is another great day to be blessed and give all glory to God. What is the “Grace to be Free?” When we are in the whirlwind of life; God allows us to come to him on bended knee or worship with him to build onto that connection with him. The connection of grace would be in the form of 3 Phases. Acknowledgement, Repentance, and God’s Grace; Each phase has its own impact in it’s right time. Are you battling to be free from any form of sin, guilt, pain or bondage? Today is the day you tell that bondage to flee from your presence! All you need is God’s amazing grace to be FREE! FREE! FREE!
In this article you will connect the dots on 3 critical phases we all go through who are on this essential Christian journey. We all knock at these 3 doors daily (that’s if you’re adamant.) Going through it each and every time with eyes wide open with every single tribulation, bondage or vexed spirit. Each phase is paired with 2 defining words that helps in breezing through this commentary.
Phase 1: ACKNOWLEDGING; MISCHIEF; REVIVAL
Phase 2: REPENTANCE; DETOXING; RENEWAL
Phase 3: GOD’S GRACE; LIBERATION; RESTORATION
Let’s get started………………..
Phase 1: (REVIVAL) Acknowledgement- Is the acceptance of the truth or existence of something.
Acknowledging to God your mischief is the first phase of beginning to be free. It’s allows you to own up to your dilemma. Your mischief could be cursing, having a harden heart, a drug or alcohol addiction, fornication, pessimism, or even being contentious. Psalm 32: 4-6 says “For day and night your hand was heavy on me; my strength was sapped as in the heat of summer. Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord.” And you forgave the guilt of my sin. Therefore let all the faithful pray to you while you may be found; surely the rising of the mighty waters will not reach them.When you acknowledge and pin point where the problem may lie for you then it would be due diligence to you and ultimately to God our Father to carry out the next part of this phase and road to being free!
Phase 2: (RENEWAL) Repentance- The action of repenting; sincere regret or remorse.
Repentance is probably the most detoxing part of this phase. It’s the second step in this process that is both purifying and renewing. Acts 3:19-20 says Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord, and that he may send the Messiah, who has been appointed for you—even Jesus. God clearly tells us all to repent to him so that whatever may be hardening our heart or blocking our blessings can be refreshed through Christ. Our help comes from the Lord continually, constantly and consistently! Purge yourself and those inner thoughts and feelings to the Father; he promises to renew your jovial spirit and immense faith. Repenting can sometimes become hard because we are in a fleshly world where we resist doing what God wants us to do freely. The phrase “LET GO & LET GOD” refers to what you should rely on when you are resisting repentance. Declare it out loud that it is done in “The Name of Jesus”; move on to obtaining the next phase in renewing your mind, body spirit, and life.
Phase 3: (RESTORATION) God’s Grace (Grace)- Defined as the pivotal point (in Christian belief) the free and unmerited favor of God, as manifested in the salvation of sinners and the bestowal of blessings.
The 2 key factors in Grace is 1.Free and 2. Unmerited……. Whew! Do you see the beauty in those 2 definitions? Let’s take a closer look at these two first. Free is considered as without cost or payment; or not physically restrained, obstructed, or fixed. Unmerited is not deserved or merited. With these two aspects receiving God’s grace is a feeling of major liberation throughout your life. Liberation from what WAS and honing into WHAT’S NEXT? 2 Corinthians 12: 8-9 vividly paints the picture of how God views grace for his children. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. You can’t perfect what God gives us freely and unmerited because we do so much to disappoint and transgress against his love. His love is so, so tangible that it is impossible to replace. I myself have failed miserably at getting through this process with ease or even with the wisdom God instilled in me; but I had to learn the lesson that he forgives those who come to him with a contrite heart and I’m human and I make mistakes just like anyone else. My life as well as yours is another testimony to what God continues to produce in our lives. The fruit of his Holy Spirit. That my friends is God’s Grace to be Free!