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Daily Bible Verse and Devotional – December 29

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For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God. Ephesians 2:8 (NIV)

There are two popular beliefs when it comes to the things of God. Those two beliefs are grace and faith. Many believe in one or the other, but often they do not see how these two beliefs need to work together.

Many people believe in the grace of God. They believe that God has provided wonderful gifts. They believe that He has given those blessings out for us to receive. However, if they only believe in the grace of God and not faith, there is no clear understanding on how to get those blessings to flow into your life.

Then there are those who believe in faith. They have grasped the understanding that it’s impossible to receive anything from God without mixing faith. Those that have a strong emphasis on faith alone can error on feeling that they need to get God to do something for them that He hasn’t done. It can be a very tiring a discouraging thing if you’re trying to get God to move.

However, this verse says that it takes grace and faith working together for us to receive from God. Grace is something that is freely given by God. It cannot be earned. It is a gift. Faith is what we do to step out and believe what has already been given freely by grace. Faith cannot get God to do something He hasn’t done yet. It simply reaches out and receives what has already been provided by grace.

Today, find a scripture of a promise that God has already done and then use that verse to step out and believe it in faith. This is how you get grace and faith working together.

 

Youth Devotion on Faith

What Ordering Online Can Teach Us About Faith

Have you ever ordered something online? I got an Amazon gift card for Christmas this year, and I used it to buy a bunch of great things on their website. The interesting thing about ordering from Amazon is that you…

Daily Bible Verse Daily Devotion on Faith Believing God

Daily Bible Verse and Devotion – Mark 9:23

“What do you mean, ‘If I can’?” Jesus asked. “Anything is possible if a person believes.” – Mark 9:23 In this verse, Jesus is talking to a dad who is needing a miracle for his son. The dad was…

Hebrews 11:1 - Daily Devotion and Daily Bible Verse

Daily Devotion and Bible Verse – Hebrews 11:1

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. – Hebrews 11:1 Faith can sometimes seem like a confusing subject. You can wonder what is faith? Or maybe how do I know if…

Daily Bible Verse and Devotion on Faith in God for Teens

Daily Bible Verse and Devotion – March 5

Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God. – 1 Peter 1:21 Where do you put your trust? Is it in getting a…

Daily Bible Verse and Devotion on Galatians 5:6

Daily Bible Verse and Devotion – October 22

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision accomplishes anything; what matters is faith working through love.  – Galatians 5:6 Do you have someone in your life who really loves you? They’re the person you know will always be…

Teen Devotion and Youth Lesson - why should I give money

Why Should I Give Money to My Church?

Ever feel like what you give doesn't really matter? Ever wonder how God views your giving? Check out this devotion to find out more.…

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Are You Hungry For God?

  Have you ever been so hungry that your stomach was growling uncontrollably? I know I have. In fact, one day during U.S. History, my stomach was growling so loud that it disrupted class. My stomach was so loud…

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Today’s Bible Verse – Mark 9:23

Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. – Mark 9:23 (KJV) It can be really easy when you’re facing a difficult situation to want to give up. You might think…

Daily Devotion and Bible Verse Being a Child of God

Daily Devotion and Bible Verse – August 10

But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. – John 1:12 (NLT) In many countries, citizens of that country have rights. In America if you’re arrested you’re read your…