Grace, the exercise of love, kindness, mercy and favor. The disposition to serve or benefit another.
Grace undeserved, unmerited and unearned favor.
For most of us we only flirt with grace casually and intermittenly relying on grace when we feel in slightly over our heads. That’s not what grace is for. That’s not why God has given it.
What would be unleashed to us and through us if we yielded to grace and allowed it to seep into the cracks of our lives?
This was the story of the early church. Great grace was upon them all.
Not just Peter and the Apostles Not just the first deacons who distributed the daily food rations and took care of the felt needs of this mega church.
Great grace was upon that daily increasing congregation of thousands upon thousand of “baby” saints, unversed, unrehearsed, unlearned and full of grace.
There was grace to live in community. Grace to give and share all they had. Grace to change the course of how they lived their lives. Grace to believe something they had never known before. Grace to be living witnesses. From the oldest to the youngest there was great grace.
God supplies great grace in large doses and unlimited quantities. That multitude of brand new christians had not yet been dispersed through persecution and scattered to the nations, but there was great grace on them anyway.
We don’t need grace for the Big Things we need grace in everything.
Here’s 4 reasons why you need a mindshift about Grace.
- The problem you are called to solve is far greater than your ability.
- The people that you are called to love are far beyond your reach.
- The progress you need to make far extends one lifetime.
- The projects you need to build far exceeds your resources.
We need to get out of the way, with our know how and expertise and just let grace be amazing.
If we are only living within our skill sets and experiences we are living too small a life.
It’s exhausting living from my resources and only relying of grace when I am beyond myself. It takes grace to live inspired and I have learned that life is not a cake walk, but a grace walk.
Most of my life without even knowing I’ve only been walking on the edge of grace. Now I’m ready to dive in. Won’t you dive in too?
What holds you back from fully relying on God’s grace in every endeavor?