Did you know that God has empowered you with the ability to live a life that pleases Him? Many people think that living according to the Bible is impossible. This is because they are looking at it from the standpoint of trying to do things in their own ability. However, the beauty of Christianity is that once you become born again, God literally empowers you with the ability to obey the Word of God. You possess grace in your recreated spirit, and that grace is what enables you to live a successful Christian life and fulfill the will of God. You simply have to access the grace of God by faith.
Grace is not only having unmerited favor from God, but it is an empowerment for supernatural results. There is nothing impossible for the Believer because of the grace of God. Whatever you cannot do in your natural ability you can do through God’s ability or grace. The more you meditate on the grace of God and its reality in your life by finding out what the Word has to say about it, the more your faith in God’s grace will grow. Faith in the grace of God is what connects you to it. This frees you from trying to accomplish things in your own ability and puts the onus on God to get the job done. You simply walk in the reality of His grace and do whatever He tells you to do.
Second Corinthians 12:9 says something that really embodies how grace works in our lives, especially when we are spiritually weak. In this Scripture, the Apostle Paul was reflecting on a particular weakness that he was dealing with and he records what God spoke to him about it, “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.”
The beauty of grace is that it works best when you are weak. God says that His grace is all you need when you are dealing with personal battles, trials, or weaknesses of your flesh. Don’t try to manage those things in your own strength; you will fail every time. Instead, release your faith in God’s grace by declaring, “When I am weak, God’s grace strengthens me. I am empowered to overcome because of His ability working in and through me, not my own ability.” You will be amazed at how your faith in God’s grace will soar when you make this kind of confession.
We have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ—and not only that, we have His ability in our spirits. The grace of God is a free gift that was imparted to us at the moment of salvation. What kind of father would give his children instructions and not give them the tools they need to carry those instructions out? Certainly not our heavenly Father! He loves us so much that not only did He give us fail-safe guidelines by which to live that will put us in a position to live an abundant life, but He also gave us His very own ability! We possess all we need to experience ultimate victory as Christians in this world. Nothing is impossible for the person who accesses grace by faith. Receive it and lay hold of the success and victory that rightfully belongs to you!
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