DVO May 10, 2019

Title: I AM GRACE, NICE TO MEET YOU

Scripture: Ephesians 2:1-10 – And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, 2 in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, 3 among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others. 4 But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6 and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

 

I am favor that you can’t get on your OWN

I am unmerited, but still divinely SHOWN

 

I can’t be bought, earned, repaid, or DEMANDED

I arrive specifically, timely, frequently and RANDOMLY

 

I AM GRACE

 

You have no choice of MY existence or PERSISTENCE

However, you facilitate ME with pleasure and PROVIDENCE

 

You can’t get a hold of how I disperse or MOVE

Yet, MY impact mends, helps, heals, and SOOTHS

 

I AM GRACE

 

You don’t deserve ME, yet, I cover your UNWORTHINESS

I grant you favorable courtesy, to reveal His WORKMANSHIP

 

I’M generated through the Lord’s expression of LOVE

I’M His opportunity on earth, to reveal kindness from ABOVE

 

 

I AM GRACE

 

I am His unlimited supply of goodness and AFFECTION

Assigned to manifest hope, transformation, and PROTECTION

 

Knowingly, you often fail with a multitude of SIN

I make what appears bad, look beautiful to HIM

 

I AM GRACE

 

At times, you attempt to take advantage of ME

Drifting away from His presence, falling from ME

 

No longer working through MY heavenly ORIENTATION

But, attempting to earn favor through SELF-MOTIVATION

 

So, I created an environment for TRANSFORMATION

MY encounters with you becomes a heavenly OPERATION

 

Only God gets the credit for ME, not your WORKS

MY purpose is to motivate you, to faithfully do His WORKS

 

I AM GRACE, NICE TO MEET YOU

 

Prayer

If it wasn’t for me meeting and experiencing grace, I would be lost. Where would I live, where would I work, how would bills get paid, how would I eat etc.??? So many endless questions would have no answers without grace. It takes the pressure from my performance. Thank you Jesus! Lord, you knew what was required to get me here to there. I’m so thankful. However, you bless me with the opportunity to facilitate this divine source. And I will be careful to give you all the glory. In the name of Jesus, Amen!

 

(Poem by Glenny Z. Moore)