For it is by Grace

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2: 8-10

This week our devotion came from Justin, and he spoke about a lesson God gave him when a friend came to him for advice.

His friend has been married for a couple of years now and has sadly not been able to get pregnant. She is worried that she would never be able to bear children and have a family. But then she got pregnant! She praised the Lord for this.

Shortly after though, she miscarried and began to grieve! Since then she has miscarried twice more and she began to wonder why God was punishing her, and if she had done something in her life to be deserving of this grief.

Justin then lead us in the difficulty of trusting God. It is easy to trust God when things are going well, and we are happy to see his providence. But it is far more difficult to trust God when we are grieving, when we feel as though the world is against us and we are unable to see Him moving.

We need to be strong in the midst of our grief and pain. We need to trust in the providence of God and know that this trial is not in vain. We must trust.

SO WHAT 

  • It has been by grace you have been saved-  It is not natural without God to want to do good. 
  • We were set apart beforehand, God knew us from before the beginning. We were chosen before creation. 
  • If we can trust God with salvation, Eternity is immense, and in that reality our lifespan is so minute. We must trust the God of eternity
  • We feel the dissonance about what we have been called to do and where our hearts are out.

Applications

1. Have an eternal perspective 

2. Take Courage

3. We should have a proper perspective about work

Prayer Requests

  1. Hope Center construction
  2. GHI’s Church Relations
  3. Vision Breakfast – Dec 7
  4. Favor with Funding appeals
  5. God’s Blessing over monthly partners
  6. Favor for LTD subscriptions, listens, reviews, & shares
  7. Trip leaders & participants
  8. Flooding Relief in Dimapur
  9. Nagaland seeking freedom from India

About Kevin White

Kevin White is a Christian pastor, international speaker, and an international best-selling author. As a writer, Kevin’s newest book, Audacious Generosity, is a best new Christian Book of 2020. Audacious Generosity was an instant international best seller in India and the United States of America. Audacious Generosity is the New Book to Read in 2021. Look for it among Christianity books on Amazon and everywhere books are sold. Kevin’s why for life is to extend access to Jesus to all people world-wide. Kevin loves to motivate people how to encounter the presence of God in their everyday life.

As a seasoned entrepreneur, Kevin has started and helped start hundreds of businesses, churches, and nonprofit organizations. Kevin is an expert in church leadership and business development. Kevin’s shepherd’s heart can be seen in his speaking and writing. He integrates Biblical principles and worship into everything he does. Kevin’s strategy is to help people transform into the likeness of Jesus. Find more from Kevin White including his blogpodcast showsYouTube Channel, and Generously Blessed 1MM One Minute Motivational Series at https://kevinwhite.us

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About Global Hope India

Kevin White is the Founder/Executive Director of Global Hope India, a Christian mission organization focused on sharing the gospel in India and among Indian Nationals world-wide. We facilitate virtual mission teams to India and short-term mission teams in-person in India. These teams empower the church in India with pastoral training, youth pastor training, children’s ministry, church planting strategy, church planting ministry, and medical missions.

Global Hope India is a Christian charity that raises funds for India. 92% of every dollar given benefits gospel outreach projects in India such as church planting, orphan care, clean water projects, bibles, medical clinics, etc. Our partners in India serve the Baptist mission in India, Church of God in India as well as independent Christian churches. We do one thing – advance the gospel in India. We do it in one way – through the local church in India. Join us today by praying for India, giving to God’s work in India and going virtually or in person to make disciples in India. Find out more information at https://globalhopeindia.org
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