Grace is the maker of men! Without grace, the value of an individual isn't that much. However, many often assume the dint of their hard work is the key to their success. Unfortunately, without the input of the grace of God, you can have all the plans in the world and not amount to anything.
Grace isn't only seen as the schoolmaster that brought us to faith but grace is the undeserving input of the God in the weakness of a person to fulfil His plans in their lives. I dare say that what people refer to as luck could be the grace of God at work in their endeavours unbeknown to them .
Our Christian faith eschews laziness and docility but it however elevates diligence. Sadly, many assume the presence of grace means the absence of their input. No and no! As you do your best which isn't anything "best" compared to what God does, He releases His grace which is His sufficiency to bring satisfaction.
When God places a person strategically in life, its not based on height, size, accent or colour but by the factor of grace which is in His nature. Wherever God goes, grace goes! It freely exudes out of His nature. "Had it not been for the Lord on our side, tell me where we would have been"? When a person recognises that it took grace to bring them thus far, what they are inadvertently saying is that, more of your undeserved favour is welcome in my life Lord. Interestingly, the GRACE of God is free if only a person will subscribe to it. For the law came through Moses but GRACE and truth came by Jesus.
There are FOUR major changes that the GRACE of God brings about in the life of a person:
1. It increases receptivity- when you know God is on our side to help you, you will open up your spirit to receive directions and inspiration from Him.
2. It facilitates your focus on the goals of God for your life - whatever you can become is dependent on the grace of God. "I am WHAT I am because of the grace of God". The WHAT of your life causes you to look up on to God solely.
3. It generates appreciation for God- because He is your source. Money, people, blessings can all be resources but God remains the ultimate SOURCE.
4. It helps to connect you to your source who is God - You can only maintain your connection to God when GRACE causes you to see what He has done in your life.
THINK ALOUD :-
What does the #GRACE mean to you?
Joe Akuoko II