Sunday 17th November 2018
God desires for us to live a life of grace, for the life which we have received in Christ is of grace. Living a graceful life is in the walk, not in the talk. Our opening verse tells us that God is the God of all grace. Everything about and of Him is grace. Hebrews 4:16 tells us that God’s throne is of grace, and Acts 20:32 tells us that His Word is of grace. Therefore we cannot miss grace interacting with Him. Our fellowship with God is of grace and releases grace to us. We enjoy and partake of God’s grace when we interact with Him. Hebrews 4:16 tells us to come boldly to the Throne of Grace, that we might obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Through prayer, the Spirit of grace releases God’s grace into and upon us to function in the fulness of God’s purpose or capacity for us. We ought to take advantage of the blessed privilege to call upon the Name of the Lord in prayer. We and God are intertwined in and as one through prayer; His power flows through us to help and strengthen us. We drink in His grace and we are able to fulfil our God-ordained destiny. Remember that the Lord Jesus Christ is our grace; our ability and strength to be and do all that we are and are meant to do in Christ.
A life of grace is not a product of debate on what grace is, or what it is not. It is a life manifested in graceful, powerful living of the Christ life; it is a life which tells its own story by the fruits it bears, not by the arguments it puts forth, for by their fruits you shall know them. God desires that we manifest grace, that we become examples of His grace. When the living Word was made manifest, the Bible tells us that we beheld His glory as the glory of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth (John 1:14-16).
God’s grace is not a hidden expression of His glory, no! Grace is the visible expression of God’s glory! That’s what grace is! And as we walk with God, interacting or fellowshipping with Him through prayer and meditation in the Word and acting upon it, His grace takes residence in us for daily expression of undeniable attributes of divinity. We are children of the God of all grace; we are born into Christ to be visible examples and testimonials of the grace of God. Let’s keep our fellowship with Him unbroken, and a life of grace is the result. Hallelujah!
My Solid Front (Confession): In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I declare that I am a child of the God of all grace. I maintain fellowship with the Father of all grace through prayer and meditation in the Word. I am a living example and testimonial of God’s grace.