Day Two: Walking With His Purpose
Christ told Paul in 2 Corinthians 12:9, “My grace is sufficient for thee.” Paul wanted out of the troubles he had to endure, but instead Christ gave His grace to go through. God may not always deliver us from the fire but He will walk through the fire with us.
Grace is everything that we need for today—for church growth, for revival, for restoration. You may have your various ideas as to what the church needs to bring about growth, to spark revival and those idea may be well and good, but I still believe that all of our needs can be brought together under one subject and that is “Great Grace.” It was said of the church in Acts 4:33 that, “great grace was upon them all.” Is that the identifying mark of the church today? If not, it must be before the church will make an impact upon the world.
If this great grace is to rest upon the church today, then we must realize the promise of Matthew 28:20, “Lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.” It doesn’t matter how small the number; “where two or three are gather,” or a great multitude. It can be in a big assembly or a smaller gathering; the important thing is that He, the Mediator, the Prophet, the King, the Head of the church, and Lord of all is present.