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May 3, 2023 | Daily Devotionals | May 3

You Have a Gift to Give

To know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Eph. 3:19

Grace, it is a gift from God and it is a gift to be passed forward. Jesus illustrated this by the parable of the wicked servant. His point: You didn’t deserve grace but now that you have it, you better give it as liberally as you received it. If we don’t, this same thing grieves the Holy Spirit. The fact is, the Holy Spirit heals by leading and prompting all believers to show to others what God has shown them in the person of Christ.

All of us, by honestly and sincerely saying a prayer can restore equilibrium in this area. This prayer acknowledges that, in spite of our best intentions we can sadden and disappoint the Holy Spirit.  Pray this prayer as a simple realignment or if a relationship is challenging you in the area of forgiveness.

Holy Spirit thank you for helping me feel God’s grace, mercy and acceptance. I am sorry for not reproducing this experience more in my relationship with others. I don’t want to grieve you by being greedy with your grace. I want God’s grace to flow to me and through me. Remind me of what you went through on the cross for me.  Remind me of my mission here on earth to be an agent of that same grace. Help me to let go of resentments and trade them in for your grace.

Make me an encouragement like you, building others up in simple ways, with my wife, with my children and those not like me, with those who you will bring into my life today. As you heal me with God’s grace and love, explode that healing out of me to heal my relationships, I don’t want to grieve you. I want just to please you, Amen.


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