‘But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.’ 2 Peter 3.18
Yesterday we were exploring this wonderful invitation to grow our Christian lives by revelling in the kindness and goodness of Jesus. As you begin to take his grace seriously, you will discover that it is not just of benefit to you as an individual but also that Jesus wants you to allow him to pour his grace through you to others.
Since the presence of Jesus dwells in each of us through the Holy Spirit, it should be entirely natural for us to let the grace of Jesus flow through us to others, so that they might experience him through us. Sadly this is not always the case and what people encounter in some Christians is a far cry from the grace and love of Jesus.
Yet again, the words of Jeremiah (15, verse 16) are so pertinent in encouraging us to recognise the wonder of the presence of God within us: ‘I bear your name, LORD God Almighty.’ Today, as you find yourself speaking or ministering to others, call this verse to mind and in this way allow the grace of Jesus to flow through you to them.
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The Revd John Ryeland, Director of The Christian Healing Mission