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Grow In Grace

Focus: 2 Peter 3:18 - KJV

18. But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.

Ephesians 4:7-16

Grace is a divinely given talent or blessing. When Nicodemus observed Jesus, he noticed that He possessed some uncommon abilities and therefore concluded He was not ordinary. Such abilities as He manifested then, He gave to every believer according to the measure of their individual faith in God. The different endowments are intended for the growing of the body of Christ as a whole even though, each individual is so graced to the measure of his understanding of God. Some have not nurtured themselves enough to grow in the grace that had been bestowed on them from their believing infancy. For instance, the infantile grace that every believer has is to be borne by angels and for the angels to cater for their needs and so on, as babes. As such grace grows, the believer begins to disperse devils with fiery tongues and heal the sick etc.; and as it grows further, he gains height even as he grows to the stature of the fullness of Christ whereby, he does the works that Christ did and greater works also.

To many, rather than start manifesting growth from the infantile grace by laying hands on the sick that they recover, they unwind grace in their fear and therefore remain static. When they see evil manifest in places, they hide rather than take authority and put the grace deposited in them to work. Grace not engaged does not grow. Peter grew in grace: he cured the lame man from his lameness; later his shadow started to raise the sick; then he raised the dead Dorcas and had angelic ministration whereby prison doors opened for him of its own accord. If he had refused to put grace to work at the beautiful gate, he may never have discovered the extent of the deposit he had. At the beginning, realizing he carried grace, he even put to action the aspect of the Consuming Fire against Ananias and his wife, only to discover later that it was a misuse of grace and never did such again that he may properly grow in grace to glorify God.

As believers, we must appreciate the fact that there is no testimony without a test. Often times, the Lord allows us to be confronted with certain things so that through faith we may activate His grace in us. Moses would never have seen the Red Sea part if he did not activate the grace the Lord put in him. And like him, many of us are wont to pray, disturbing God where we are simply meant to put our grace to work and grow it. In the same manner, until Joshua commanded the sun to stand still, no one could have assumed it was possible. Meanwhile, greater than Moses and Joshua are we in Christ Jesus. It is only the things that Christ cannot do that the grace he has bestowed on us cannot achieve. For us to put it to proper use however, it is proportionate to the knowledge we have of Him. So, as we grow in the knowledge of His person, we can also grow in grace.

SOLUTION: Don’t stay suffering in silence concerning that stormy situation. Put grace to work by commanding the storm to be still like Jesus did. Most importantly, take time to study the person of God by studying Christ. By this you will start to see possibilities through grace and grow thereby.

Please pray: Father, by the grace that I have received from you through Christ Jesus, I command every storm ravaging my life to be still forthwith, in the name of Jesus; and every cloud blocking my view and preventing my progress, I command the wind to blow the same off my view, NOW, in Jesus’ name. As I learn more of you, I receive the grace to do greater works than Christ did on earth, in Jesus’ name.

If you are blessed by this post, kindly share with your contacts, as well as others, that they may be blessed also. Thank you and may God bless you abundantly as you do so, in Jesus’ name.

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