What does your situation look like when you see it through the finished work of Jesus? What does grace do to transform it? Sickness when seen through grace become healed and whole. Discouragement becomes Hope. When you glimpse what the Lord is showing you about the transforming power of His grace then the next step is to be thankful and declare it. There is a power to thanks that releases grace in your life. Be encouraged!
There is something innate within us to ask why!
We want to know who am I and why am I here?
In this weeks’ sermon, Phil dives into the Book of Ecclesiastes and explores how at the root of us all, we are looking for significance, meaning and purpose in life. Phil takes us on a spiritual tour de force, referencing Dostoyevsky, Nietzsche, Kets de Vries, Sartre, Camus and Augustine in an attempt to discover meaning in life under the sun.
But above the sun, we get a different view – our attention should be on the ‘God-given task’ that fills our lives. There is a purpose to how we should spend our time – it’s not meaningless, it’s beautiful and God wants us to enjoy it!
Today, look above the sun, look above your circumstance to see what God has for you in a life that is more than we could possibly dream, imagine or hope for!
Ever been disappointed that despite saying words you did not yet see it happen? Allow the Lord to show us what His grace does in any situation then say it out loud. That is the difference. He will show you in your heart a revelation of transformation and then you declare it with your words. What do you want to see grace do? Imagine it and declare it!
2019 is a year where you will see the goodness and favour of God in areas that have been stuck. That requires faith - not in you and what you are going to do to see change but faith in what Jesus has already provided by grace.