Then he answered and spake unto me saying, This is the word of the Lord unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts… and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it.
In examining the importance of grace in the journey of life, Joseph is one man that readily comes to mind. Joseph carried grace everywhere he went. Grace handed over to him the leadership anointing his family tried so hard to disrobe him of.
Grace makes success out of failure. Peter toiled so much but had no fruit to show; grace found him out and put an end to his unproductive efforts. Grace brings an end to suffering and lack. Jesus is grace symbolized. John 1:16-17. When Jesus spoke to Peter, grace was released.
God’s incredible grace is there to pick you up when you fall. Grace revives your dead hopes. Grace will make you cope with hard times and overcome. It is this grace that will keep you when you are going through the valley of life. Psalm 23:4. Grace heals and mends broken lives and dreams. It strengthens the weak’s will. This grace is never inadequate, it is never depleted. It is never spoilt and does not expire.
The grace of God makes you attractive, irresistible, likeable and untouchable.
When you are rejected; grace makes you accepted.
When you are condemned; grace vindicates you.
When you are cast down; grace lifts you up.
When you are weak; grace strengthens you.
When men say NO to you; grace says YES to you.
Grace is a connector – a link to great places, and resourceful and rewarding relationships. What your certificate, education and wisdom cannot deliver; grace will give it to you, cheaply.
How to Walk in This Grace
1. Prayers – Ask for this grace. It is yours. Ask for it as much as you ask for power, wisdom, e.t.c.
2. By faith – You must believe that you have grace for what you are doing. Ephesians 2:8.
3. Be available – by definition, grace is unmerited favour; and it is available to all. However, it only works for those who appreciate its availability and potency. The enjoyment of grace is not automatic; it requires positioning. You must be available – be in Christ, be where he wants you to be doing what he wants to do, then his grace will reach you easily.
3. Put the grace to use – You can put grace to use by pursuing excellence. You cannot keep doing shabby jobs or producing substandard products and expect this grace to cover up for you. Pursue excellence. Be an excellence oriented person, mind details. As you do these, great grace is yours in Jesus Name.