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Grace is when God changes the way things turn out.
Grace is sufficient and enough for everything we need! It's the favorable circumstances God puts us in. And it shows what God can do in impossible situations.
What is Grace?
Most people define grace or understand grace as being privileged to experience the amazing favor of God as He goes out of His way to offer you kindness and good results even when you do not deserve it. However, grace is not limited to the above definition. There's more.
Grace is not easy to truly define because of its vastness. The definition above is an attempt to explain something that cannot be naturally defined.
When we read Ephesians 1:3, it says how God has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in Christ. So, to understand grace fully will require you to know each and every spiritual blessing we have in Christ Jesus.
Therefore, this blog is to show you how grace is not limited but includes all that is in Jesus, and the only way to know what is in Christ Jesus is to have a relationship with Him. And to allow Him to reveal it to you because grace is through having knowledge of Him (2 Peter 1:2).
God's grace is so abundant, we will never stop knowing and receiving its fulness (John 1:16-17).
"Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord."
— 2 Peter 1:2
If you allow Christ Jesus to live in you and with you, then you will start to live a life of grace, and for your entire life it will be an unfolding (Galatians 2:20).
We are accustomed to grace being defined as favor, faith, salvation, mercy, and more. But grace is all of these and more. It includes God’s promises, strength, energy, ability, healing, benefits, power, kindness, abilities, and more.
By grace you are given eternal life (Romans 5:20-21). By grace you are given power (2 Corinthians 12:9-10). By grace you have help for moments when you are in need (Hebrews 4:15-16). By grace we are able to be kind and serve others (1 Peter 4:10). And when you are humble you will walk in grace (James 4:6).
With grace you can do things that are difficult and you can fulfill purpose (1 Corinthians 15:10).
By Grace you are saved (Ephesians 2:8, Acts 15:10-11). Sin will no longer has dominion over your life with grace. It's what allows us to live a righteous life (Romans 6:14, Titus 2:11-12, Galatians 5:16).
Sin is not only what we do wrong but also what sin includes. When you understand what sin truly is then you will know what no longer has dominion over you or your life because of grace.
For example, the price of sin is death, but grace allows us to be forgiven, cleansed, and made right (Romans 6:23, 1 John 1:9).
When we sin, we fall short of God’s glory, but grace helps us out of the mess we have gotten into (Romans 3:23).
His grace includes His promises.
God promises, with long life will He satisfy you with (Psalm 91:16). In other words, you will be made to last a long time because He promises that your days will be multiplied, and years will be added to your life (Proverbs 9:11).
One promise God gave us is that He would give us life in abundance (John 10:10). He wants you to have a large amount of everything that is His, but you will have to ask for and want what He has (Matthew 6:33). What God has is more than materialistic, that is minor, what He has is more valuable than what possessions can offer (2 Peter 1:2).
There are many things God promises us throughout the Bible. Search them, do them, and watch your life change for the better.
It's time to go inside!
One of the things that Jesus came to do is to give us an abundant life, and if you are not living an abundant life then you are missing out.
If you’re not living an abundant life, then you’re missing out. It's like owning a mansion that you’ve never gone into.
You won't realize the magnificent decor, figurines, and beautiful furniture. Or realize the personal chef, the pool, the Jacuzzi, the 5 luxury vehicles that's all yours in the garage.
All this is available to you, but you don't know because you never went inside your mansion.
This is what knowing God but never seeking Him, diving deep into the Scriptures, and searching His heart looks like. You’ll never know what God has waiting for you.
If you’re missing out, it's time to go inside so you can enjoy all that’s yours.
His grace allows you to be in good health.
God wishes above everything that you prosper and be healthy (3 John 1:2). One of the most important thing or aspect to God is that we are in good health or in a good physical condition.
Our sicknesses have already been healed by Jesus because "...by His stripes we are healed"—Isaiah 53:5 .
Jesus became our sacrificial lamb so we can be free from sin and all that comes with sin like sickness (Matthew 8:17, Isaiah 53:4-5, Psalm 30:2, 1 Peter 2:24). The plan that God has for us is for welfare not evil and to give us a future and hope (Jeremiah 29:11). Ultimately, you will be like an olive tree flourishing, thriving, and prospering (Psalm 52:8).
A olive tree can live for thousands of years. The oldest olive tree is estimated to be over 2000 years old, and it still produces olives. This is a testament to their durability. Olive trees are resilient and their roots can regenerate when they are destroyed.
Olive trees are a symbol of abundance and glory because of its beauty.
There are many benefits that olives give and why they are considered one of the most valuable trees and Psalm 52:8 the writer David said that for those who serve God and follow His decree, instructions, and commands, their lives will be like an olive tree—thriving and prospering.
If you follow what God is saying then your life will be thriving and your life will be prosperous. Do what the Word of God says then you will know what success truly is and start to live in it
Our lifespan can never reveal the capacity of all that grace includes (Philippians 4:13, John 1:16). But here is the great news, we are not required to boggle our minds with all that grace is—but instead live in it.
However, it is only through Jesus. Without Jesus you will never be able to walk or live in the fulness of grace. Also it is why it's key to have faith in Him (John 5:30).
In Hebrew, the word grace is CHEN from a root word CHANAN, which means to bend or stoop [lower oneself] in kindness to another [in this case us] as a superior [God] to an inferior [us].
Simply put, God lowered Himself for us from His high place to show us kindness. This is the extension of His love.
God's nature of love is why we have grace. His kindness leads to Him doing good, not just simply good but excellence—the quality of being outstanding or extremely good. And His grace is sincere, free from pretense, and coming from a genuine feeling.
His kindness leads to favor where He expresses His fondness for us by doing kind acts.
It is where we experience preferential treatment and get what is unearned and undeserved because it is His nature to act in kindness and to have mercy beyond what is expected or usual.
In Greek, grace is CHARIS and has the idea of graciousness in manner or action. It comes from a root word CHAIRO to be cheerful or happy. Just like He is, God encourages us to be a cheerful giver, and like a great leader, He leads by example (2 Corinthians 9:7).
God is ready, excited, and prepared to show you grace. He has so much to offer, and He is excited for you to be a recipient of what He has (John 10:10, Jeremiah 29:11, Matthew 6:33, Romans 15:13, Isaiah 58:11, Romans 5:8, Philippians 4:19, 1 Corinthians 2:9, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Romans 6:23).
He is willing, glad, ready, and takes pleasure in us and adorns those who are humble with salvation (Psalm 149:4).
Salvation is more than being saved from death to life. It is being saved from the inconsistencies and struggles of life. Saved from living without direction. Saved from not having a plan and not knowing what to do. Saved from guessing in life to knowing. Saved from living life the wrong way to living life the right way. And saved from a low way of thinking into having your mind renewed. An excerpt from It's OK To Be Single
It is also being saved from living a life of sickness to being whole, both physically and mentally. Saved from having to live life in worry and stress to living a peaceful and joyous life. And saved from struggle to ease.
Your life becomes effortless as you get riches and wealth without toiling or working extremely hard for it because wealth is part of God's plan for you (Proverbs 10:22). Since it is part of God's divine purpose for you, there is no need to hustle and wear yourself out.
All this and more are part of God's grace. Like the Scripture that mentions how no one has truly seen, heard, or imagined what God has prepared for those who love Him, what has been mentioned here is just the 'tip of the iceberg' (1 Corinthians 2:9). There is much more of what God has for you that can only be made known to you.
God's a personal God (Revelation 3:20, John 15:15). When two people marry and move in together they start to see it as their residence. Their home (together and one) instead of this is your house or this is my house. That is why most married couples buy a house together so it can be theirs (one).
When you invite Jesus into your life (your heart) and commune with Him, you and Him will become one and this oneness you have with Him will reveal the personal plan He has for your life. And included in your plan is a plan for success.
When we become one with Christ then we become fruitful and productive because of His grace.
God's grace is His love, the kind of love that will lower oneself in order for you to live an amazing life. Jesus lowered His status, humbled Himself, and became obedient to the will of the Father to unlock His treasures so you can enjoy His measureless love.
Are you looking for this type of life? If yes, it's right within your reach. All you have to do is make a choice and confess that Jesus Christ is Lord and believe in your heart that He came from Heaven to die for your sins. This decision will open the door for you to live in God's divine grace.
Here's a Prayer that you can pray to get saved:
Jesus, I confess that you are Lord, and I believe you died and was risen for my sins. I have sinned against you, and I repent and ask for forgiveness of my sins, and I accept you as my personal Lord and Savior. Come into my heart and wash away my sins with your blood and make me clean and I receive You by faith as my Savior.Thank you for forgiving me and making me into a new person—in Jesus's name, Amen.
When you accept Jesus as Lord and Savior, you can now begin a life full of joy and happiness, and experience His amazing grace.
Once you have done this, please pray and ask God to guide you to a ministry where you can grow, mature, and start living the abundant life Jesus promised and died for.
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