Scripture of The Day
But He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you [My lovingkindness and My mercy are more than enough—always available—regardless of the situation]; for [My] power is being perfected [and is completed and shows itself most effectively] in [your] weakness.” (2 Corinthians 12:9, Amplified Bible)
All my life I’ve heard grace defined as God’s unmerited favor, and that’s absolutely true. But it is so much more.
Have you ever had something you needed to quit and you wanted to quit, but you just couldn’t give it up? Have you ever had something you needed to do and you wanted to do, but you just couldn’t get it done? Have you ever had someplace you needed to go…you even felt God calling you to go, but you just couldn’t get there?
Grace is God willingly applying His ability and power to do through us the thing we need to do (or stop doing) but we can’t do it on our own. Grace is God’s empowering that helps us accomplish the things in life that we cannot seem to accomplish under our own power. Grace is the power God places in us that enables us to defeat sin. With our own strength and abilities we can sometimes do the possible, but God’s grace empowers the Christian to do the impossible. Truly, it seems God always calls us to do the impossible – but with His grace working in our lives, the impossible becomes reality.
Even though we don’t deserve His great and awesome power called grace, He gives us His grace as a free gift. In order for us to be able to accomplish the will of God, we must tap into His grace. There is no limit to God’s grace. His grace is boundless. There is no limit to His power. The impossible is possible with Him! God is not waiting to give us His grace; He’s already done that. He is just waiting for us to receive it!
For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. (John 1:17)
And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all. (Acts 4:33)
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9)
And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work: (2 Corinthians 9:8)