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Jul202015

Letting Go of Myself

While reading Andrew’s book Grace: The Power of the Gospel, I came across this truth:

You are not only saved by grace, but you also maintain your relationship with God by grace. This means you are healed by grace, delivered by grace, and prospered by grace. None of the benefits of salvation come to you based on your performance (p. 48).

It was the last night of the first Healing School in Russia, and every piece of equipment I owned decided to have a meltdown—my camera, my lens, my SD cards, my batteries. Everyone was counting on me to create an incredible video to show back at Charis, and I was pouting in the back of the room, dangling my camera in defeat, waiting for someone to feel sorry for me.

Finally, out of pure desperation, I held up my camera, hit record, and said, “All right, God, You have to make this happen because I can’t do this by myself.” Watching the screen in front of me, I stood back in amazement as God began to film what I could never have made happen on my own. It was as if God was showcasing His own private screening, and I was given a front row seat.

And now just as you trusted Christ to save you, trust him, too, for each day’s problems; live in vital union with him.

Colossians 2:6 (The Living Bible)

Andrew continues,

The same way you were born again is the same way you should continue walking with Him. Sad to say, most people don’t do that. We must place our entire faith in the Gospel! (p. 50)

I learned something I will never forget in that small village in central Russia—I cannot accomplish in my own strength what God has called me to do. However, God is always willing to show Himself strong where I don’t have any strength, wise where I still lack wisdom, and creative where I still lack skills. It’s all through the power of His grace in my life!

God has already provided—through the atonement of Christ—everything we’ll ever need. Now it’s up to us to believe and receive. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord, shall be forgiven, healed, delivered, prospered—every benefit that’s ours through what Jesus Christ did comes to us by grace through faith (pp. 191-192).

This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!

2 Corinthians 5:17 (New Living Translation)

The entire Christian life is a gift that we get to partake in simply because of who God has recreated us to be—members of His very own family. When we operate by faith in the grace that has made us who we are, we get to experience the power of God in our lives.

I encourage you to dive deeper into this teaching of Andrew’s, entitled Grace: The Power of the Gospel. It is foundational to everything in our lives as Christians. Also, watch Andrew discuss this on his Gospel Truth program! Please post a comment below if this has ministered to you.

Reader Comments (12)

Hi!
My name is Irene Maina from Nairobi -Kenya. I access the teaching from your website. They have helped me stay healthy, start a christian school -TUMUTUMU HILLS ACADEMY- where I even sponsor children from marginalized communities. I download the teachings, burn CDs and distribute to brethren and Andrew is known among my close friends.

With an income net of equivalent of US$200 a month I pay teachers and support missionaries. The school is not even cemented and the sides are of timber. I started with 47 kids last year in May but now I have 103 kids. Those who are close to me acknowledge that this must be God. My faith in God has grown a hundred fold.

The teachings like "Don't limit God", You already got it, How to stay full of God has enabled me to keep on. Africa with the challenges and Kenya in particular is the best place to be.
God bless you Andrew Wommack, your wife Jemmie, your kids and the whole ministry.
I remember to thank God for you. God has used you to change my life and lives of those around me.

Irene Maina

July 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterIrene Maina

Thank you, Jessica, for taking the time to write this and share the message of grace and how much we need to rely on it. it's an area of my life that is full focus right now and your words have been implanted deep in my heart. Not that I haven't heard, read and pondered Andrew's messages on grace ... but sometimes there's just a different shade of Light that comes through in another person's words. May God bless you with something very special today! :-)

July 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDonna L. Watkins

Thank you Jessica. This has come exactly when i needed it. What has stood out for me is that God is willing to show himself strong where i dont have strength, wise where i lack wisdom an creative where i dont have skills. Just what i needed to hear!

July 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLilian Nyangoma

Your article blessed me, Jessica! Thank you.

July 21, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLori

Than you Jessica for sharing this. It blessed me so much. "The entire Christian life is a gift that we get to partake in simply because of who God has recreated us to be—members of His very own family". Such a blessing to be reminded that I am a part of God's family and I have access to all that Jesus provided. Indeed they will never be wasted in my life. Amen

July 21, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterEmmanuel

It is so easy to look at ourselves and circumstances and see how we come short when God's grace is available at all times and in all situations. Your blog helped me at this early hour of the morning to put my eyes back on God's faithfulness and ability (strange as that seems) to accomplish everything! Thank you for sharing.

July 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJulie Moore

I recently had my 6th baby and I can't do it on my own. Thanks for helping me remember that I'm not on my own, that Jesus will strengthen me for every area that I lack in. Praise the Lord!

July 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDina

What I have read so far encourages me that the Wommack ministry may hold some answers that I have been looking for.

What Bible college or university did Andrew Wommack graduate from?

If he did not study at a university or college how did he come to develop this ministry? For those of us that are called to ministry but the maze of "religion schools/colleges" is overwhelming, it would be wonderful to hear the story of your ministry education.

Thank you for your anticipated answer.
Blessings,
KR California

July 27, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterK R California

Thank you Jessica for sharing. I am so blessed to read through this. It has brought some freshness to my understanding of grace and faith. This scripture ''Just as you have trusted in Him to save you,trust Him ,too, for each day's problems; live in vital union with Him'' is a lot of encouragement for me at this time. I am really challenged by this piece. Thanks again.

August 6, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterChukwuoma

Wow...thanks Jessica. I knew all this in my head but it seemed like when I read your blog....it went straight to my heart. I have always felt inadequate and would compare myself to others which led to more discouragement.
I wrote your words in my journal and will remind myself often. I think of the apostle Paul...he said he would rather "glory in his infirmities" so that God's
power would be perfected in Him. I will continue to praise and thank God
for His strength and power in my life. Andrew's teaching has helped me tremendously in the last year...thank you all for your labor in making it all possible!

August 7, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRose

I as of late had my 4th child and I can't do it all alone. A debt of gratitude is in order for assisting me with rememberring that I'm not all alone, that Jesus will fortify me for each region that I need in. Acclaim the Lord!

September 22, 2015 | Unregistered Commentertrack android smartphone

I appreciate for this post..This is very useful and information content..Amazing..Keep it Up! Ragards - Rajni Sharma

September 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRajni

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