Walking with the grace of God in our lives—oh, what a blessing! Oh, what a gift! Did you know that “grace” not only means the unmerited favor of God?
This beautiful gift is also the enabling power of the Holy Ghost! When God gives grace, He gives power!
Let the scriptures below speak to you about His unmerited favor, and additionally, let them speak to you about the power that is given to the Spirit-filled child of God!
1. Need the Lord to help you through the hard times? He’s got you! His power is all you need. When you are weak and need that extra boost of strength from your Savior, lean on Him completely! His power will shine bright—through you!
“And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” (2 Corinthians 12:9)
2. God doesn’t need you to try to impress Him with your goodness and own strength. In fact, He doesn’t want you to prove yourself to Him. Instead, when you pray, say, “Lord, thank You for your grace. I could never make it without You.”
“But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.” (James 4:6)
3. God does not want us to try to impress others, as if we can save ourselves. Give credit where credit is due. Thank God for His grace! Tell others about His grace!
“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 – 2:9)
4. Don’t let the craziness of the world around you discourage you. In the middle of the chaos, God still sees you. Grace has not been removed from planet Earth.
“And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them. But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.” (Genesis 6:7 – 6:8)
5. Do you need some strength? What better place to go than to the throne of God! You can approach your Savior and be renewed with the power that only He can give!
“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4:16)
6. The Almighty God wrapped in flesh, walked on the Earth with a message of power and salvation. What beautiful grace He offers to you who believes!
“And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14)
7. Because of His enabling power, His instructions for Godly living are not only possible but can be done victoriously with flying colors!
“For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;” (Titus 2:11 – 2:12)
8. The Holy Ghost was poured out in Acts chapter 2. In Acts 4, the power from the Spirit was visibly on them! That amazing grace is still yours today. You can be a witness of the resurrected Savior, testified of with His power shining through you!
“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)
9. Grow in your walk with God. Grow in His power. How? Learn the Word. Pray without ceasing. Be renewed in the Spirit over and over and over.
“But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.” (2 Peter 3:18)
10. Don’t let fearful things stop your calling. Don’t let them hinder the work of God in your life. Let Him lead, rely on His favor and power in your life.
“But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.” (Acts 20:24)
11. Don’t stop short when you are flourishing in your walk with God. Power is yours to have too. Make sure you put it to use on your journey!
“Therefore, as ye abound in every thing, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see that ye abound in this grace also.” (2 Corinthians 8:7)
12. God didn’t decide whether He would love you depending on your merits and clean record. No. He adored you from the beginning and has a purpose for your life.
“Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,” (2 Timothy 1:9)
13. Who would lay down their life so that you could live? Who would raise again so that you could live victoriously? None other than Jesus!
“In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;” (Ephesians 1:7)
14. Esther found favor in the eyes of an earthly King. In doing so, her relationship with the king was the reason an entire race of people were spared from death. Your relationship with your King can do the same for many people in the human race! Rely on His grace to reach others.
“So Esther was taken unto king Ahasuerus into his house royal in the tenth month, which is the month Tebeth, in the seventh year of his reign. And the king loved Esther above all the women, and she obtained grace and favour in his sight more than all the virgins; so that he set the royal crown upon her head, and made her queen instead of Vashti.” (Esther 2:16 – 2:17)
15. Sin may be powerful, but grace has more power! The divine law may have condemned the entire human race, but Jesus made a way for grace to be available to all, that through Him, the world may obtain salvation!
“Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 5:20 – 5:21)
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