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Devotional: Grace Upon Grace - John 1:16 Meaning.

Welcome to Day 20. for one of our short powerful devotions from the 30 Bible Verses About God's Amazing Grace, bible reading plan. This short devotional is based on John 1:16.

Read John 1:16.

Background to John 1:16

The Apostle John wrote the fourth gospel that we find in the New Testament of our Bible. He was one of Jesus' disciples. John was called by Jesus to tell people the Good news.

Who was John?

We find a little bit of Johns's background in the other three gospels. We know that John's father was Zebedee. John's mother was Salome. She was one of the women who went to the tomb early on the morning of the resurrection of Jesus. John's brother was James, another disciple of Jesus. John was a partner in the fishing business with Peter. Peter was also a disciple of Jesus. John is also known as the disciple that Jesus loved. You can read more about John here.

John wanted to tell the truth of who Jesus was and is. This is what John says about himself in John 21:24

John was passionate about teaching who Jesus is. The first three Gospels focus more on what Jesus taught and did while John focuses more on who Jesus is.

What does grace upon grace mean?

Join me below for a short devotional.

Grace Upon Grace Meaning: Devotional

Jesus is the storehouse of all God's treasures. He is full to overflowing of all the fullness of God.

Jesus is the word. Jesus brought us salvation. He is the bridge between our sinfulness and God's holiness.

Jesus is full and overflowing with all that heaven has available, and He fills us up from His own abundance.

Jesus is full of grace upon grace.

What does grace upon grace mean for you and me?

What does it look like in our lives?

The key to understanding grace upon grace in our lives is to begin to understand all that Jesus attained for us through His death on the cross. When we acknowledge that we needed Jesus to die to bridge that sinful gap between us and God, this allowed wave after wave of God's grace to be poured out on our lives.

God's sweet mercy and grace

God's sweet mercy and grace will fill you instantly with His peace when you ask him to come reign in your life. God forgives our sins because Jesus took our punishment for us. This made us righteous and in right standing with God.

"Grace upon grace" speaks of accumulated grace - John 1:16

But there is more for you and me! There is grace upon grace upon grace. There is wave after wave after wave of God's grace for our lives. "Grace upon grace" speaks of accumulated grace. We receive this grace every day. It is unlimited and sufficient for every need.

That does not mean that our days will always be easy. It means that we can call on God to fill us to overflowing with His mercy and grace for the tasks and decision-making that lie before us.

What situation are you in right now?

Are you lonely?

Are you fearful?

Does life seem uncertain?

God wants you to lean on Him. He wants you to surrender your burden to Him and He wants you to expectantly receive His grace to go through the season of life that you are in.

God wants to give you His power. He wants you to rely on His strength and wisdom. God longs to pour out His favor, mercy, and grace upon you, which has already been purchased for you through the work that Jesus did on the cross.

So, what do you need God's grace for, His grace upon grace?

Use the free guided prayer journal that you will find in the Resource Library or grab a notebook and use the following questions to enable you to grow deeper into John 1:16.

Today's devotional is based on John 1:16 which is from our 30 Bible Verses About God's Amazing Grace, bible reading plan. You will find a free printable PDF of 30 scriptures about God's grace in the Resource Library. It has the bible reading plan, guided prayer, and gratitude journal. Download this free printable or grab a notebook.

What is God saying to you through this verse?

What burdens do you need to surrender to God and trust Him with?

Write out your prayer request.

What are you grateful for today? Count your blessings!

Write out the scripture verse, it helps you to memorize the scripture and store up God's truth in your heart. Then in the last section of the prayer journal, there is space to record what God is speaking to you through our grace bible verse for today, John 1:16.

Scripture Prayer Grace upon grace- John 1:16

We are called to pray without ceasing. That means we can talk with God at any time and in any place. You can chat with God throughout the day! Praying scripture is a powerful way to pray so join me in praying

John 1:16.

Thank you Father for Your grace upon grace. Help me to surrender every burden that I carry on my own. Help me to trust You with all that concerns me. Thank you that I do not walk this life alone. Help me to remember that Your wisdom, peace, and favor are available to me. Fill me with Your confidence to come to Your throne of grace and to be expectant of Your grace upon grace upon grace to be poured out on me. Amen.

Related Resources:

1. You will find 30 Bible Verses About God's Amazing Grace (Free Bible Plan And Prayer Journal)HERE It will have the list of 30 Bible verses that we are using for 30 days that our short powerful daily devotionals are based on.

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