God of Repairs
1 Peter 5:10 -11
But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.
To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
Nearing the end of his letter Peter skillfully weaves this prayer into his closure, it’s hard to detect that he has just invoked a prayer of blessing. Peter begins by writing; But the God of all grace, reminding his readers of who God is, a God of grace.
One time while attending a new church they had a rule to become a member you had to attend a new beginner’s class. In the class, the pastor asked if anyone could define the word ‘grace’ and for some reason, the pastor looked at me and asked if I could give him a definition.
Praise God for the Holy Spirit, as everyone in the room looked at me, I just said, “It’s a type of unmerited favor given by God.” I had a slight idea of what the meaning of grace was, but in that moment the Holy Spirit rescued me.
After that, every time he asked a question the entire class would just look over at me for the answer. You see that was God’s grace in operation, because at that time I had a fear of speaking in front of people, and even that question could have devastated me for weeks.
Make you perfect. Perfect comes from the Greek word kat-ar-tid'-zo which means to complete thoroughly or to repair.
I like the definition of repair; God’s grace can repair the wounds we have received from others and even repair our self-inflicted limitations.
God’s grace helped me to overcome my fear of public speaking and now I do a live weekly radio program, at first it was hard, but now I love it.
God’s grace can turn fear into love.
He is: Yahweh-Channun
God of Grace