A student at the University of Hard Knocks ,
I am obviously a product of Grace . And my suspicion deep down , is that you are too.
A term so profound yet so commonly cliched in conversations tainted with the insecurities and anxieties of the human flesh .
” I was saved by the Grace of God ”
” My marriage was reconciled by Grace ”
” Cancer would have taken me out but for the Grace that saved me ”
” a wretched sinner I was , but for the Grace that blessed me with a new life ”
And on and on we go … the list is endless!
So what is Grace ?
Plainly put , Grace is the power of The Most High to enable and empower us to do with ease what we could never otherwise accomplish in our own strength .
That’s it .
It was a Grace to even articulate that !
Ok. Jokes apart .
Grace , my friends , is your Best Friend Forever .
There have been times in my life when I have had such startling Destiny moments , completely unpremeditated and obviously Divinely Orchestrated , that despite my unbelief , I had to look to the Heavens and acknowledge that I was indeed saved by Grace .
Metaphorically, let’s see :
I did not plan that “chance encounter ” , but it changed my life forever .
I did not deserve that promotion at work when my subordinate was putting in more hours than me.
I had less than 1% chances of recovery from the widely dreaded motor neuron disease.
Your undeserved favour .
Your unmerited privilege .
Your gift from your Father .
A Testimony to His Unfathomable Love for you .
What you could not make happen in your own strength , He will make happen in His Grace .
Look back at your own life .
What you felt you could not endure ; that painful , heart breaking, gut wrenchingly hard season in your life ? But you made it somehow ?
Yes , you had the will , the resilience, the tenacity and the wisdom ; but there was a Grace for you to walk those gifts out and power through !
Grace is Power .
Grace is Freedom.
Grace takes the pressure off you .
You feel you don’t measure up , are way too flawed to be used by Him , or struggle with feeling unworthy and imperfect ? Those secret feelings we all grapple with and masquerade?
Grace covers you , and me . It is the strength in our weakness, the joy in our gloom , the peace in our turmoil , the ease in our effort .
I tried though.
Wonder if I was Graced for it ?