Grace for high performance
Key verse: 1 Corinthians 15:10
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.
1 Corinthians 15:9-10
Everyone that is available for the use of God is supplied the grace to achieve in the said endeavor and other aspects of human living. It is important for us to realize and identify the fact that it is God that gives grace for performance: it is not by our power, neither is it by our might. Saul of Tarsus was a criminally minded teacher of the Jewish laws. When he realized himself after encountering Christ in the course of one of his escapades, he submitted himself to the use of God and God gave him the grace for service such that he became much more fervent than all those who came before him. Today, more than all those who went before, he is still disciplining many through his letters documented in the Bible. Philip was a follower of Christ that was never accorded a pride of place in the ministry. When the need arose to serve the table, he was chosen as one of the seven deacons to serve the table while they that counted themselves the custodians of the Gospel were given the space to preach and teach the Word. But Philip was not contented with serving the table. He craved for more and the appointor of the disciples gave him more grace than many of those appointed such that, he heralded crusades and traveled with spiritual speed, unhindered to minister God’s Word. Grace made it happen.
Many claim to possess the grace yet are full of hate and disdain. No wonder grace is no longer visible in their works. For we cannot continue in sin and ask grace to abound. They ascribe to themselves that which the grace of God affords them. The grace is of God and to Him alone should all the glory be.
We can also be full of grace to do and accomplish greater works than everyone that had gone before had done. All that is important is righteous living coupled with the zeal and availability to use the grace faithfully for the purpose of the Kingdom first. When you acquire the grace from God, you become like the wind that blows all around without anyone knowing the source. In other words, you become a wonder to the world. Wouldn’t you want to acquire the grace to do exploits? It is available for your getting today. ASK
Pray: Father, I need your grace for greater exploit: please grant it to me today in Jesus name and I will use it for your purpose. Thank you, Father!