The Relevance Of God’s Grace in your life And through your life Into The whole process of Nursing?
WHY The Gospel of Jesus Christ Is Relevant to Nurses and Nursing?
The Relevance is God’s Grace and Truth in Nursing “For the law was given through Moses, But grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.” John 1: 17
Relevance of True Freedom for each Nurse Jesus Christ said “If you abide “If you abide in My word... you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:32
The Relevance of HOW! How can Nurses already burdened with home and family responsibilities, marital and other problems and long heavy hours of professional responsibilities find time for any more?
ASK “ASK, and it will be given to you; SEEK, and you will find; KNOCK, and it will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7
Gospel Means Good News The Good News of Jesus Christ Begins with “God, who is rich in mercy because of His great love with which He loved us” Ephesians 2:4
Unconditional Love In His great love God drew Salvation’s plan And through His boundless Grace, the Lord Jesus Christ, brought it down to man in this world of sin, suffering and injustice. With great mercy God Spanned the mighty gulf between heaven and hell at Calvary to restore man, all Nurses.
Relevance to Nurses Grace comes freely to us as the LORD Jesus Christ reveals God’s unconditional, abounding love and faithfulness to each one. The LORD Jesus Christ communicates God’s grace into a world saturated with man-made stress. Grace does not depend on what we have done but on what God has done, and will do for us.
Grace brings Hope When? “You present yourself 1.To God as being alive from the dead - having asked for and received God’s grace-, 2.And present your members-body and abilities as instruments of righteousness to God. 3.For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under the law but under grace.” Romans 6:13,14
Grace Experienced Brings power to resist and overcome the veneer of pride that hides the real person “ While God resists the proud, He gives grace to the humble. Nurses can cast their care upon Him, for He cares for each one. And knowing that the God of Grace who has called him/her will perfect, establish and strengthen each one. 1 Peter 5:5-10
Applying Grace in Nursing “As each one receives a gift, minister to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God 1 Peter 4:10. Having a good conscience, that when those who revile your good conduct in Christ may be ashamed.” 1 Peter 3:16
A ssurance for Nurses Grace breeds assurance > confidence that rests on grace, is fed on grace, is strengthened by grace The Nurse becomes a living Oasis in Nursing, out of whose life spring rivulets of grace. The LORD Jesus Christ says “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness”. 2 Corinthians 12:9
Security in Nursing ‘Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our LORD Jesus Christ, Through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.” Romans 5:1,2
Garnering Resources in Nursing Each Nurse has the responsibility to garner his/her own resources and then to use these with wisdom and discretion throughout each day. Nurses demand all resources be made available during ‘duty hours’ but this has not reduced stress or brought even a modicum of peace into Nursing.
Effective Garnering by each Nurse “Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God... We do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathise with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore,...
The Power House for Nurses “ Come boldly to the Throne of Grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 414-16
Peace for Nurses Peace with God precedes peace with man, it enables each Nurse to stand with a deep inner joy. “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through the LORD Jesus Christ, Through whom we also have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” Romans 5:1,2
Relevance of HOW Peace is not sticking plaster applied to cover the suppurating effects of sin and grief in life. Peace develops only in a right relationship with the source i.e God, through Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit working in us.
Let the Light Shine in When Nurses bring every detail of life under the scrutiny of God’s grace, then the Holiness that God gives each one will be evident in his/her professional practice by unsullied walking- with feet shod with the Gospel of Peace, unsullied talking- with the tongue that speaks with love, words of wisdom unsullied thinking- with the mind at peace, Nurses are able to order and execute priorities with true justice, grace and mercy.
The Catch to Grace Grace has to be received. Grace cannot be taught. Grace cannot be brought. Only open empty hands can receive grace. ‘God gives where He finds empty hands’. The gift of Grace has to be received and full hands cannot receive a gift. ‘The doorway to grace,’ C.S. Lewis said ‘is the act of repentance.’
Relevance of Repentance to Nurses and Nursing If a flaw is not exposed by light it can not be rectified, overcome or healed. Jesus dealt with two categories of sinners: 1. Those who admit to sin 2. Those who deny sin The measure of a Nurse’s awareness of God is evident in his/her sense of sin in Nursing.
Is Grace abused by Nurses in Nursing? Yes, when Nurses do not know that ‘sin, is an unrelenting slave master and a reality’, preferring the more passive term addiction with its reactive notion of projected blame. Yes, unintentionally when Nurses do not grow and thrive in the Presence and Power of God’s Love.
Relevance of Legalism to Nurses and Nursing The Gospel of Jesus Christ differentiates 1.Trivialities that reveal the spirit of legalism 2.More weighty matters of justice and mercy Hypocrisy is an elaborate scam to avoid grace Honesty > Repentance > receiving grace.
Amazing Grace Amazing Grace! How sweet the sound, That saved a wretch like me, I once was lost, but now I’m found, Was blind, but now I see. T’was grace that taught my heart to fear, And grace, my fears relieved. How precious did that grace appear The hour I first believed.
Grace in Nursing Through many dangers, toils and snares, I have already come, ‘Tis grace that brought me safe thus far, and grace will lead me home. The LORD has promised good to me, His word my hope secures; He will my shield and portion be As long as life endures.
Grace in Life and Eternity Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail, And mortal life shall cease; I shall possess, within the veil, A life of joy and peace. The earth shall soon dissolve the snow, The sun forbear to shine; But God who called me here below, Will be forever mine.
The Lodestar of Nurses The Lodestar of Nurses is God Himself. It is the work that God does through us in Nursing that counts, not what we do for Him. The LORD Jesus Christ knows each Nurse’s relationship of worth to our Heavenly Father and He will bring many to grace and glory through our lives.
Nursing by Grace becomes a Masterpiece Each Nurse is a Masterpiece of God’s Creation. Is saved by God’s gift of grace through faith, not of oneself or of works, so no one can boast. Is created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared before-hand that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:4-9
The effect of the Power of God’s Grace in the world through Nursing!