Skip to main content

Graced up for Rest, Rested in Grace

                                                        by Dr. Kelechi Duru and myself

Grace, power and promotion it brings,
Rest, peace and quietness it sings,
Grace, Divine influence upon a heart,
Rest, God's Shalom upon your path,
Graced up for rest, rested in Grace!

In Isaiah, He says, "Not bronze but gold"
But this covenant is of old,
Now He says, "Have my grace,
In exchange for your disgrace,"
Graced up for rest, rested in Grace!

"They shall never enter My rest, no never!"
This He spoke of the disbelievers,
The Hebrews, the Jews in the wilderness,
The promise of His rest still stands nevertheless
Graced up for rest, rested in Grace!

Today, believe, stand before the Throne,
Make His presence your home,
For therein abides His abundance,
His Grace, His rest forever your stance
Graced up for rest, rested in Grace!

We wrote this poem years ago (somewhere in Mellamby Hall) while we were undergrads and members of a great community- Pen of A Ready Writer, Vessels of Honour Foundation (VHF) University of Ibadan.

I sincerely hope you were blessed reading it and that you enjoyed it.

Keep resting in His all-sufficient Grace,


P.S. Actually, Dr. Duru did most of the thinking. I basically just committed his thoughts to paper :)


Popular posts from this blog

Note 1 on Romans 1:1: Being a Servant, Destiny, God's Purpose, Faith, Holiness and other thoughts

Verses 1- 7 mark the introduction to the epistle to the Romans. The epistle begins with an introduction.
In this introduction, we learn a few things.
Verse 1
At the beginning of his epistle, Paul introduces himself as, "a servant of the Lord Jesus Christ called [to be] an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God".
“… a servant of the Lord Jesus Christ”
The word rendered "servant" here means "slave." Some commentators and Bible translations have expressed it as "bondservant" or "bond-slave", both of which essentially mean the same thing- slave. So essentially, Paul is introducing himself as a slave of the Lord Jesus Christ.
What does that mean?
For our purposes, we will define a slave as someone “who is the property of another person and whose labor and life often is subject to the owner's volition." (Wiktionary). In other words, there is the presence of two elements: the ownership of one person by another and the owner’s right of se…

Praying in the Spirit Brings About Glorious Transformation in Our Lives

*[[2Co 3:18]] KJV* But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
The Bible tells us in Hebrews 1:3 that Jesus is the brightness of God's glory and the express image of His person. We catch a glimpse of this glorious image of the Lord in the account at the Mount of Transfiguration: Matt.17:1-9; Mk.9:1-9; Luke 9:27-35.
Luke gives us a very important piece of information about this account. He records that
“And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white and glistering.” *[[Luk 9:29]] KJV*
In other words, the transformation occurred while He prayed. This information is important because it lets us know that in the place of prayer, the transformation or change of which Paul speaks of in 2 Cor.3:18 happens.
That is, just as with the Lord, as we give ourselves to praying in the Spirit, we are changed into the same glorious image from glory…

Notes on Romans 1:8

(Rom 1:8 KJV) First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all,
Thanking God through Jesus Christ is how we are to give thanks and it is one and the same with thanking God in the name of Jesus: see the following Scriptures:
Eph 5:20 (KJV) Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
Col 3:17 (KJV) And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
It means giving thanks to God because of Jesus Christ or for the sake of Jesus Christ. It is giving thanks to God in or by open acknowledgment of what the Lord Jesus has done. In simple terms, it is thanksgiving infused with or borne out of a Christ-consciousness.
See Heb. 13:15 (KJV):