Indeed, the will of God will not place you where the grace of God cannot keep you. Remaining in the will of God may seem gruelling at times but his grace will suffice.
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“The will of God will not place you where the grace of God cannot keep you,” said Derek Prince as I watched him on television. Indeed, as I always say, grace is God’s doing. The grace of God was demonstrated when he sent his Son, Jesus, to stand proxy for us for the wages of sin. God’s grace is demonstrated every day in us as he empowers us to labour abundantly. It is plain, the will of God is revealed in the grace of God. It was his will that Jesus died for our sins and it is his will that we follow his plans to serve him. His grace keeps us within the confines of his will.
Dwelling in the will of God is always a place of security and peace. However, dwelling in the will of God is seldom a comfortable place to live. Ask any missionary serving God in the field. Ask Apostle Peter or Apostle Paul. Better yet, Ask Jesus Christ. Jesus, confronted by the will of God in Gethsemane, prayed, “Abba, everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.”
And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”2 Corinthians 12:9
Elisabeth Elliot said, “The will of God is never exactly what you expect it to be. It may seem to be much worse, but in the end, it’s going to be a lot better and a lot bigger.” In Gethsemane, Jesus faced crucifixion. Facing the will of God was torturous for Jesus. Yet, we read that he looked beyond the crucifixion and perceived the joy of the resurrection, the accession and being seated at the right hand of God in glory. Grace is God’s doing and the God’s grace enabled Jesus to follow the will of God through the cross and on to victory.
Indeed, the will of God will not place you where the grace of God cannot keep you. Remaining in the will of God may seem gruelling at times but his grace will suffice. So, fix your gaze on Jesus, the author of your faith, and remain true to the will of God.
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