The theme for today’s daily devotional by Joel Osteen is ”Good Gracious: Thank Him for His Grace to Us”
SCRIPTURE: From his abundance we have all received one gracious blessing after another.-John 1:16, NLT
Earlier this year a motorcyclist roaring down a coastal highway in the Philippines didn’t realize the zipper of his backpack had come open. The man was making a business transfer with a large amount of cash. The bills began flying out of his backpack, covering the road and countryside. The rider wasn’t aware that over one million of his pesos were raining down like autumn leaves and being snatched up by others.
Our Lord rains down millions of blessings on His children, and it’s not an accident. He deliberately opens the vaults of heaven and sends us one blessing after another.
John 1:16 isn’t difficult to translate. It literally says, “And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace.” The idea is that from God’s abundance, we keep receiving grace after grace, like ocean waves that come one after another, bringing never-ceasing blessings to us.
God is good and gracious! Thank Him for His blessings that come to you, one after another, today!
[John] means that as one piece of divine grace (so to speak) recedes it is replaced by another. God’s grace to his people is continuous and is never exhausted.
Source: Turning Point Ministries