Bathing Under God's "Faucet of Grace"
“For out of His fullness (abundance) we have all received [all had a share and we were all supplied with] one grace after another and spiritual blessing upon spiritual blessing and even favor upon favor and gift [heaped] upon gift.” (John 1:16, AMP)
As the words of this verse settle in, I confess that I am amazed and overwhelmed by their meaning. The fullness or abundance of Jesus rains and pours over me, more and more every day. It is difficult to comprehend the measure of God’s grace for us. As human beings, our minds think small, with limits and constraints.
We must renew our minds and our thinking to reflect God’s nature and His ways. His fullness (abundance), His “Faucet of Grace” is fresh and new every day. Once it is turned on, it delivers an endless shower of blessings on top of blessings, favor upon favor, and gifts that never run out. All the grace, spiritual blessings and gifts I received yesterday have been replaced with today’s endless supply. I do not need to store them up, save them or use them sparingly in an effort to make them last. Today, my supply of grace is running over with all I need. In fact, I have more than enough.
God’s Word tells me that His “Faucet of Grace” only stops flowing or turns off whenever we turn it off. We can turn the faucet off by resorting to self-effort, walking in pride and disobedience and turning away from God. Yes, pride can turn off the faucet but humility and obedience will allow it to start again and flow freely.
Child of God, I encourage you to examine your life today. I encourage you to ask the Holy Spirit to reveal any area of your life where you are walking in pride and selfishness. Quickly repent and humble yourself before God. Get ready for a refreshing shower and bathe under God’s “Faucet of Grace.” Commit to start every day in the cleansing and refreshing power of His grace.
Lord, thank you for your love and grace. Help me renew my mind and to realize your grace is all I need for every situation and your grace never runs out. Help me to walk in love with you and others at all times. Through the blood of Jesus and in the name of Jesus I pray, amen.