February 8, 2008 God’s Grace is Sufficient, Dear Pastor Frazier:

Dear Pastor Frazier:

Today was more powerful than you even know. What a small little nugget tucked away in the word. If everyone in this congregation takes hold of this scripture and it breathes life into their work, an amazing testiment will arise from within the little town of Gastonia and God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work (2Corinthians 8:9.)

You spoke of how we don’t have the financial resources or personal abilities to do what God has called us to do; yet, our influence will reach around the world. Our influence will be well beyond our size and prestige. Why is that? How can our influence reach around the world? Because, we have been called to a work. We have been revealed God’s plan and purpose for our lives. Now, we must invest into what God has called us to do. We are here for one reason and that is to advance the kingdom. God has called us to a work and to a ministry. God has called us to change this world for Him.

And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work…For so long I have felt god calling me to do great things; yet, I hesitated out of disbelief, not fear. I’ve questioned God often, Why me? Are You sure about this? What if it doesn’t work out? And on and on the questions rolled off my tongue. Not once did I ever know that God’s grace would abound toward me, having sufficiency in all things, and enough grace for every good work. My goodness, where has this little scripture been? What a promise, that in my good works, God’s grace is in abundance. All I have to do is obey.

I believe whole-heartedly that what God has set into motion, he will complete. What God declares as a good work, He will bless. I have a personal list that I know beyond a doubt is from the Lord and today have found the courage in this small little verse to arise, take hold, and work for the advancement of the kingdom. It is time to take hold of the plow and work for the harvest. Not that I haven’t been working, I just haven’t done all that I could have.

God’s grace is sufficient. God’s grace is sufficient. God’s grace is sufficient.

When I think the task is too large…God’s grace is sufficient.

When my thoughts rise up with disbelief…God’s grace is sufficient.

When I humbly assume I am not fit for the call…God’s grace is sufficient.

When I am tired and worn…God’s grace is sufficient.

When all hell battles against me…God’s grace is sufficient.

The key to God’s grace being sufficient is the good work. It has to be for the advancement of the kingdom. In all else, grace will not abound.  Thank you so much for enlightening me with this scripture verse. You have no idea the change in my life that your obedience to preaching the word has begun. I declare this day that God’s grace is sufficient for me in all that I do in His name. Pastor Frazier, this next year God is going to do great things through this congregation. You have prepared well. You have delivered accordingly, now it is up to us to take hold and advance. I believe you are going to be astonished at the work being done through a small church in South Gastonia.

Today, you said that you desired to see your church members walking in victory and families walking in health. The spoken word today was enormous. I shall walk victoriously. My family shall walk victoriously. I thank God that His grace abounds toward me.

Working in Grace,

Lorrie

Wow, little did He know that a few months later, GRACE would abound to each of us being sufficient in all things! It amazes me how the spoken and written word of God prepares our way. Thank you Lord for abounding Your grace to us all.

God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work (2 Corinthians 8:9)

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