January 5, 2024 – 1/5/20241-Unity1-The Grace of GodProverbs 1:5 (NKJV) –A wise man will hear and increase learning and a man of understanding will attain wise counsel.Wisdom comes from a heart that listens to God and His commandments. To gain that wisdom, you need to have an ear to hear. God is giving us new ears to listen to His words and guidance in the coming year. Just as Malchus had his ear cut off by Simon Peter in John 18:10, and Jesus restored the ear; God is going to do the same for you and me. We will have our ears spiritually cut off and restored so we can hear the words God will say to us.Declaration: I will walk in the same joy Peter did when his eyes locked in on Jesus and His risen body. I will walk in the mindset of knowing and trusting that there is nothing that God’s grace won’t heal, restore, redeem, or make whole.


Well, Good Morning, My Friends! Have you ever thought about how Peter felt when the third rooster crowed? I imagined that his face was down, looking at the ground as little drops of his tears hit the dirt in his sorrow. Peter had a lot of moments, but that was his lowest, and he felt the hope deflate from him as soon as the cloud turned grey.In Mark 16:7, Mary, Mary, and Salome are told, “But go, tell His disciples—and Peter—that He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him, as He said to you.” This young man in the long white robe told them to get the disciples and Peter! That’s right, a particular order to ensure they said Peter to meet Jesus in Galilee, even after he betrayed Him.I wonder how Peter looked when His eyes locked on the Messiah he let down; I bet he had tears, not of sorrows or pain, but of joy. The Grace of God looks like this: being loved despite our faults. Jesus did not throw what Peter had done in his face or make some slick comment. Jesus wanted Peter!He wanted Peter to see Him and His glorified body and show him how He had risen, and all was forgiven by His blood at the cross. The joy that filled Peter up when Jesus embraced him as if nothing at all had happened because, to Jesus, nothing had happened. WOW!

The love of the Father is embracing you; His risen body has wrapped His arms around you; Feel His grace fall on you! Let the fire of Heaven fill you as you witness the Glory of the Lord surrounding you today.From My Book: Numbers That Preach