Five Positions of Grace
1. I am with you...God is by you
Psalm 23:4-6 (NKJV)
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,I will fear no evil;For You are with me;Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;You anoint my head with oil;My cup runs over. 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow meAll the days of my life;And I will dwell in the house of the LordForever.
2. I am your God...God is over you
Genesis 18:14 (NKJV)
14 Is anything too hard for the Lord? At the appointed time I will return to you, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.”
3. I will strengthen you...God is in you
Ephesians 1:18-20 (NIV)
18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength 20 he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms,
2 Corinthians 4:7-9 (NIV)
7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. 8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.
4. I will help you...God is around you
5. I will hold you up...God is underneath you