The grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. I Timothy 1:14 (ESV)
It is easy to forget how gracious and loving Jesus has been for us. Paul never forgot. Perhaps it is because he remembered that he was a blasphemer, persecutor, and insolent opponent of the church. He was overwhelmed by the love of God and admitted that God’s grace was overabundant to him. But it is not just about forgiveness. It is about the fact that God loved Paul from the start and created him to live for Him. Paul said this: “I thank him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he judged me faithful, appointing me to his service.” Today rejoice. This same grace of God that was given to Paul overflows for you. Go and serve Him with a heart full of faith and love.
Father, thank you for Your love for me. Forgive me when I forget all the grace and forgiveness You have lavished upon me. Help me to serve You more. In Jesus’ name.