The grace of God
Written by Onome Ogbajibrede
Thought of the Day:
Grace knows no boundaries and when the human effort fails, grace elevates. A fellow that carries grace can never be disgraced by any foe.
‘‘But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.’’ (KJV)
I Corinthians 15: 10 (KJV)
A few years ago, in my homeland of Nigeria, there was this incidence of a lady, whose compound was infiltrated by armed bandits.
Having witnessed her neighbors being robbed, the lady placed her tithe card on her doorstop, reminding God of her faithfulness in tithing. Did you know that she was not robbed by the bandits? She had grace for exemption, and God was faithful to her. To God be the glory! Through grace, the race is won.
Apostle Paul is one Bible character I have cherished so much. As an unbeliever, he persecuted the Church of Christ a great deal and was committing people to prison with reckless abandon. The persecutor became the preacher, and he was able to acknowledge the grace of God upon his life in our above Bible reference. The life he lived became solely for Christ (Galatians 2:20), and he was always recounting the grace of God upon his life. This same grace became sufficient for him, and he was able to accomplish his Christian race to the finish line (2 Timothy 4:7).
The God of all grace is the giver of strength to the weak, and He has all humankind at heart. He knows that all mortals have limited strength, and He is always on standby to help all. God Almighty wants us to always call on Him to give us grace daily to live above sin and to conquer each day. When we do that, He will always respond to our clarion call, and He will send us His grace speedily from His sanctuary. God is too faithful to fail, and He will continue to renew our strength each new day.
The grace of God is the divine grease that governs the life of all mortals. Let us always ask for grace in all that we do, and above all, let us ask for the grace to make it to Heaven, which is the fulfillment of our destiny.
Dear Lord Jesus Christ, I acknowledge You today as the only original Savior, for I cannot help myself. Release upon me Your fresh grace daily so that I can succeed in all that I do. Amen.
Spend time today remembering all the ways that God has given you favor and showed you mercy. A personal reflection on God’s faithfulness to us will help us to understand His grace better.