Seeking Him Challenge, Day 5 — Grace Upon Grace

Hey, our Seeking Him Through Prayer trail has led us to a beautiful beach! Look at that water! And the sun is shining, and a nice breeze is going. We’ve got a ways left on our trek, but it’s a good day to camp—and rest awhile in grace. —Hayley Mullins, True Woman Blog Content Manager

Today’s Verse: 

For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. —John 1:16

Your Challenge: Ask the Lord to give you a deeper awareness of His grace as you seek Him for revival.

Today’s Devotional: 

I caught a glimpse of the sparkling blue through the trees. We were less than a minute away from our beach destination, and I could barely keep from bouncing out of my seat with excitement. Once the car stopped, I bounded out, racing until my feet hit the smooth sand and I couldn’t hear anything over the roaring waves. 

Whether I find myself at the ocean two, twenty, or 200 times, I soak in the vastness like I’m seeing it for the first time. I just can’t wrap my mind around the beauty and brilliance. 

The same is true of grace—it is brilliant, beautiful, and deep. But am I captivated by it in the same way?

We’re all prone to become afflicted with grace amnesia. “Grace” tends to be an overused word, sometimes flippantly. We talk about the goodness of God’s grace while yawning on the inside. Have we forgotten that grace is a miracle?

For by grace you have been saved through faith. (Eph. 2:8)

Revival begins when we remember our need for grace. We have eternal life because of this grace, freed from the bondage of our sins. It sanctifies us and invades every corner of our lives in the best way. 

When we let this grace change us, our yawning hearts are revived with new life. 

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us. (Eph. 1:7–8)

This abundant grace is heaped upon us, “for from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace” (John 1:16).

Every beaming sunrise.
Every breath you take.
Every restored relationship. 
Every sin forgiven. 
Wave after wave. It’s all grace upon grace. 

Are you captivated by God’s grace?

Look Up: Seeking Him in Praise

Have you been experiencing grace amnesia? Go for a walk around your neighborhood or spend a morning at the coast in “praise of his glorious grace” (Eph. 1:6).

Look In: Seeking Him for Our Own Hearts

When grace collides with the darkness of our hearts, we are made new. Are there specific areas of your life in which you need to ask God for grace? 

Look Out: Seeking Him on Behalf of Others

A rock thrown in the ocean causes ripples. Let the grace you experience cause ripples in your home and community. Pray for the Lord to help you give others the same grace He has given you. 

Reflect and Respond: 

  • Where do you see evidence of “grace upon grace” in your life? 
  • What keeps you numb to grace? Self-sufficiency? Forgetfulness? Pride? Desiring control? Ask God to bring to light the areas that hinder you from seeing or experiencing His grace.
  • As you seek the Lord, pray for an awareness of His grace in your own life and for Him to spring up revival in the lives of those around you. 

About the Author

Micayla Brickner

Micayla Brickner

Micayla Brickner serves on staff with Revive Our Hearts and loves encouraging others with the truth and wonder of the gospel. She is a big fan of chasing sunrises, sharing conversations over coffee, and finding joy in everyday moments. Micayla … read more …

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