ALL BY HIS GRACEApr 29, 2022 2022-04-26 0:30
ALL BY HIS GRACE
ALL BY HIS GRACE
Read: Ephesians 1:3-13
“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9).
Grace is an unmerited favor that you receive through faith in Jesus Christ. Everything you are in life is all by His grace. By grace you were saved. Ephesians 2:5 says that even when you were dead in your trespasses, God in his rich mercy and great love for you, made you alive together with Christ. Indeed, your entire salvation and redemption journey is all by the grace of God.
Your salvation came by grace: “For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men” (Titus 2:11). After your salvation, you can serve God acceptably by grace. It is His grace working in you that enables you to do of His good pleasure: “Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear” (Hebrews 12:28). The spiritual gifts you receive after your conversion are based on grace: “Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them…” (Romans 12:6). The power to witness to others is by grace: “And with great power the apostles gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And great grace was upon them all (Acts 4:33).
By grace you continue to overcome your limitations, weaknesses, temptations, and sinful nature: “And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness…” (2 Corinthians 12:9). Your ability to do good to others is based on grace: “And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work” (2 Corinthians 9:8).
You have become who you are by grace. Every accomplishment and success in your life has only been made possible by grace: “But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward 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” (1 Corinthians 15:10). Grace is the enabler that propels you forward despite your shortcomings. You do not get the punishment you deserve because of God’s grace. “Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need (Hebrews 4:16). So, today, and always, may the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen.
IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye
Have you asked Jesus Christ to come into your heart?
He says in Mathew 11:28, “come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” He longs to give you rest.
Would you like to do so now? Here’s a prayer you can say:
Dear Jesus, I believe that You died to save me from all my sins. Today, I invite you into my heart and I accept you as my Lord and Saviour. Please forgive all my sins and help me to live my life for You.
If you prayed this prayer, send me an email at email@example.com. I would love to pray with you personally and send you a copy of my book; ‘Living the Life’ to encourage you as you begin your new life in Christ.
I look forward to hearing from you.