KEY SCRIPTURE: Galatians 2:21 KJV “I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain”.
The grace of God is a world of immeasurable supernatural potential that God invests in the believer. The output of most believers’ lives, suggest that they are living far below this wealth of divine verities made available to them. Apostle Paul states that, he does not frustrate the grace of God. He shows this in the preceding verse, that reads Gal 2:20 KJV” I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me”. He admits he is dead with Christ yet he lives. The life he lives in the flesh is led by the faith of the Son of God. He daily acknowledges that it is not him that moves, talks and relates to others, but the very life and power of the living Christ that works in him.
The grace of God is a supernatural provision that is received by faith. Rom 5:2 KJV “By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” Apostle Paul says knowing that Christ is at work in him, he labours more abundantly than the rest(1 Corinth 15:10).He does not sit idle because Christ is at work in him, rather he puts in extra effort, allowing the Spirit of Christ in him to produce His best through him. Indeed, he achieved so much for the master because of his diligence. Put in your best always, for that effort is the ability of Christ in you.
To walk in the grace of God, do everything with the understanding that it is Christ acting through you. Approach every challenge with the mindset that ‘ I am an overcomer, because there is a superior power at work me’ .(1 John 4:4) When certain difficulties like sicknesses rise against you, let your heart be assured that the power of Christ at work in you is far superior and has overcome that evil power. If you are tempted to sin, know that, that suggestion to sin comes from an evil spirit, and you have the Spirit of Christ as your life. Jesus cannot succumb to any act of sin, so refuse the thought. If you fall short in any way don’t condemn yourself, neither feel guilty. Confess your sin and accept your forgiveness. Understand, it was an action you took without acknowledging the supernatural power of Christ in you. Live at peace with yourself in the grace of God.
I live by the grace of God. I do not frustrate the grace in anyway. I put in my best and trust the Lord to fully function through me. I am equal to every task and overcome every challenge by the power of the resurrected Christ in me.
1Corinth 15:10 KJV” But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me”.
Colossians 1:29 KJV Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.