In religious circles, the concept of ‘the grace of God’ is one of the most misunderstood; lots of people actually think that divine grace is some kind of sleep-lazily-while-everything-comes-to-you favor from God – you know, some kind of magic luck.
Well, it’s not.
The Grace of God is basically an extraordinary capacity for superhuman work.
It’s the ability to go the extra mile and work ‘forever’ without fatigue.
The evidence of the grace of God is an extraordinary amount and quality of hard work
The grace of God is not a cop out for the lazy from the challenges of life. It’s rather that phenomenal ability to ‘effortlessly’ deal with the storms of life.
God never tires, slumbers nor sleeps. His ability is infinite, His wisdom incomprehensible, and His knowledge is unsearchable. But these divine capabilities can also be infused into a human being, causing him or her to run and not get weary, walk and not faint, and mount up on wings like the eagle.
The grace of God is the ability of God manifesting in a human being. Whenever and wherever this happens, you see an individual that accomplishes a thousand times more in a single moment, than a million people would in a lifetime. It’s quite a wonder to behold pure grace in operation.
The effect of the grace of God upon the life of an individual is an unlimited capacity for long, voluminous, and hard work; but the distinction of this grace is that this massive labor is hardly felt by the laborer.
Yes, any struggler is working. But a man of grace is doing even more work. However, while the struggler is expending his own energy, the recipient of grace is expending another’s energy – and so never experiences tiredness.
For instance, Paul worked harder than all the apostles, but never felt it because he wasn’t doing the hard work with his own energy; rather the grace of God was doing it. Hear him:
"But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them– yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me." (1 Corinthians 15:10).
God is able to work in us both to will and to do.
"for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose." (Philippians 2:13).
Yes, and He is also able to make all grace abound to us.
"And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work." (2 Corinthians 9:8).
So what is your access to the grace of God?
"Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God." (Romans 5:1,2).
Faith is your access into the grace of God.
And faith without works is dead.
So when you put your faith to work, you unlock divine grace.
When you put your faith to work, you unlock divine grace.
When you believe in your heart that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, confess with your mouth that God raised Him from the dead, and dare to step out and live by His words, you unleash the forces of supernatural grace in your life.
When you believe in your heart and dare to confess with your mouth that you’ve been healed by the stripes of Jesus Christ, and you dare to rise up from your sick bed, His strength is made perfect in your weakness.
When you believe in your heart and daily confess with your mouth that Jesus Christ was made poor that you might be made rich, and so shall supply all of your needs according to His riches in glory, and you dare to go after opportunities and work at your job with a grateful attitude, you unlock His supernatural financial grace and favours in your life.
There is really no magic about the grace of God. it simply manifests in the lives of men and women of simple faith who dare to step out of their comfort zones while the rest of the world is crying wolf.
You can’t experience the grace of God if you are timid, fearful, lazy, complacent, and indolent.
The grace of God is for men and women of faith, guts, courage, adventure, and initiative.
So, rise up and step out in faith this week, and let the grace of God carry you to your glory land.