Grace For Transformation

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Once More on Exceedingly Abundant Grace for Transformation
And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord who has enabled me, because He counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry, although I was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and an insolent man; but I obtained mercy because I did it ignorantly in unbelief. And the grace of our Lord was exceedingly abundant, with faith and love which are in Christ Jesus. (1 Timothy 1:12-14)
Before Paul believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, he spoke evil of Jesus, oppressed His followers, and exalted himself. “I was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and an insolent man.” Yet, God called Paul from this ungodly religious life and made him a faithful, fruitful servant of the Lord. Once more we will see this can only happen by exceedingly abundant grace for transformation.
This magnificent transformation process began with mercy, the necessary companion of grace. God’s mercy holds back the awful consequences that our ungodliness deserves. God’s grace brings us the wonderful blessings of godliness that we could never deserve. God was merciful toward Paul’s ignorant and unbelieving behavior. “But I obtained mercy because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.” The ministry of grace that God would eventually give to Paul (as well as any ministry God has for us) was established upon mercy. “Therefore, since we have this ministry [new covenant grace-2 Corinthians 3:6], as we have received mercy, we do not lose heart” (2 Corinthians 4:1). God chose Paul to be a distinctive example of His rich mercy. “For this reason I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show all longsuffering, as a pattern to those who are going to believe on Him for everlasting life” (1 Timothy 1:16).

To be continued

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Where are you ?

What journey are you on ?
I’m seating next to my brother, this thought just crossed my mind so fast like a rocket towards mars. In retrospect realising that I have been traveling for a pretty while – now gazing at nature surrounded by farm and grazing lands, wind blowing, cars flying to different destinations its a Friday down here Friday is a big deal.
Here is the deal what journey, path or destination are on?

Look around you someone is thinking of a move, hold on not talking of location it can be a train of thought, things you have power over like getting coffee at your favorite cafĂ© – excuse me coffify kkk.

The past was once a destination but it ain’t a location it doesn’t exist on the map but in one’s mind, frequently
visited space ummm.

To be continued