Strong in Grace
Therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
- The church leader Paul, writing to his young friend Timothy in 2 Timothy 2:1
Many times in the day to day moments of life, I forget that I am offered grace freely from Jesus through the Spirit of God. As I picture Paul coming alongside Timothy in perhaps a moment of frustration, I can’t help but imagine the gentleness and nurturing demeanor that Paul had toward his young apprentice. His care ran deep for him and I can imagine he longed to encourage Timothy to reach for the divine assistance that is offered by Christ.
What would being ‘strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus’ look like practically for you today? In what relationship or situation do you need an added amount of grace today? How would it feel to reach for and accept that divine assistance? Talk to Jesus or journal about your process with grace.