Grace Upon Grace

John 1:15-17 WEB

John testified about him. He cried out, saying, “This was he of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me has surpassed me, for he was before me.'” [16] From his fullness we all received grace upon grace. [17] For the law was given through Moses. Grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ.


The gospels testify Jesus got up early in the morning to pray. In fact, it says he would go off by himself early and pray (Mark 1:35). This is how Jesus filled himself each day. Because he did this, he was so full he had grace upon grace to give to those around him (John 1:16).

We all need more grace (Rom 5:15). Have you ever heard someone say their grace ran out? Have you ever cried out to the Lord for more grace (2 Cor 12:9)? Jesus showed us the path to be filled with grace to the point of overflowing. He showed us how to be filled so we have grace to give others. Jesus demonstrated we have to be filled each day. The word of God says Jesus had the Spirit without measure (John 3:33-34). And yet, he still felt the need to pray and receive more (Luke 5:16).

At some point, we stop thrashing around and complaining and we start praying (1 Tim 2:8). Hopefully, there comes a point in which we come into agreement with God and start spending enough time with Him to be filled to overflowing (Luke 6:12). When that happens, we, like Jesus, will be filled with grace upon grace.


Lord Jesus, I ask for the grace to come before you each day for a significant period of time in order that I may be filled to overflowing. Please direct my steps in this matter so that I can meet with you successfully and be filled with the Holy Spirit. In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen.

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