The Grace of God

by Andrés Jara

Andrés has been involved in international media ministry for more than a decade

As you walk on the streets you may see people struggling with different things, like gossip, pornography, alcoholism, depression, addictions, etc. The fact is that we all struggle, we all fall under the category of “sinners” and have fallen short of the glory of God. The difference is the grace of God. I am sure you have heard and read about the grace of God countless times, but it is important to read it again because His mercy is what takes you to your call in life.

This message is for those who have a call from God. If you want to do great things, and I mean big things for His kingdom, this message is for you. If you think that you already got there, that is awesome, but this little article may not be for you.

If you have a passion to serve the Lord and your goal is huge — you know what, it is possible to fulfill it. No matter what you are struggling with or if you are not “holy” enough, grace is for you. The same God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Paul, and many others, is the same God that has got your back. That is because He doesn’t look at your weaknesses; rather, His grace embraces you and gives you the strength to do what you really want to do for Him.

Let’s look at the life of Peter – yes, the one who after 2,000 years people keep talking about. The Bible tells us that he didn’t have a glamorous job at the beginning. He was a fisherman, probably not the greatest since he was fishing all day long without success when Jesus met him for the first time. After walking with Jesus, Peter saw first-hand the miracles of God. Peter didn’t have enough faith as he was walking on the water to meet with Jesus on the Sea of Galilee.

As he walked towards Him, he sank — yet, Jesus extended His hand and saved him. At the time of the crucifixion, Peter was the only disciple who denied Jesus.

 

In spite of Peter’s “sins” and failing over and over again, his purpose for the Kingdom did not change. Matthew 16:19 says that Jesus gave him the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven. In conclusion, keep fighting the race of faith, go for what the Lord has put in your heart and don’t let your shortcomings interfere in your call.

Remember Philippians 1:6: “he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus”

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