Jn.1:16 – TPT – And now out of his fullness we are fulfilled!
And from him we receive grace heaped upon more grace!

Heb.12:28,29 – TPT – Since we are receiving our rights to an unshakeable kingdom we should be extremely thankful and offer God the purest worship that delights his heart as we lay down our lives in absolute surrender, filled with awe. For our God is a holy, devouring fire!

God lives in a constant, overflowing state of giving. That’s who He is. Goodness flows like a river from Him to all of us who are in Christ. We are receiving grace upon grace as we drink freely of His fountain of living water. So this grace opens our eyes to His love; Christ pours into our heart and causes us to come alive. Grace renews and sustains us everyday. This grace also flows out from us to minister life to all who are thirsty for God’s love. Here is a short clip of what Luther said about this grace.

“And what do we really receive? “Grace on grace.” John speaks of two types of grace. Christ’s grace is the unfathomable well and chief fountain of all grace; he called this “Christ’s fullness.” And ours is that grace which we draw from Christ, which he distributes among us and which he gives for his mercy’s sake to render us pleasing and agreeable to God.”

This constant inundation of grace upon our lives floods us with gratitude. We see that everything we have comes from Him. All we can do is give thanks to the Lord. King David was a picture in the Old Testament of what our New Testament experience would be like. He was just an average teenager watching his father’s sheep. He was set apart by the Lord to be a king, a warrior, and most of all a worshipper. Grace fell mightily upon David when the prophet Samuel anointed him with oil. From that day, David’s heart was literally spilling over with grace. He had tasted grace upon grace and all he could do was give thanks. David wrote the Psalms, many of them filled with thanksgiving. He wrote, “give thanks to the Lord for He is good”, and he also wrote, “we will enter His gates with thanksgiving”, and “let’s come before His presence with thanksgiving”. We have been filled again and again with His grace. All we have left is to worship Him from our heart filled with gratitude.


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