“But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen.”- 2 Peter 3:18
God is gracious God. He is full of grace and He desires that all His children grow in grace. There is little we can achieve without the grace of God but we can depend on God’s sufficient grace to accomplish his purpose on earth and fulfill any assignment he gives to us.
In Psalm 84:11 the Bible says “For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.” God will give grace and glory to everyone that walks uprightly. Your glory in life is connected to God’s grace upon your life. Grace removes shame. Grace puts an end to reproach. Grace qualifies you. Grace brings about promotion and beauty. Grace lifts you out of the pit and makes you sit among princes. All that we need in life to be different and make lasting impact is God’s grace.
Apostle Paul said “But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.”- 1 Corinthians 15:10. He became great by God’s grace. However, he did not abuse God’s grace. He labored, he was committed to his call and assignment, he was hardworking. He trusted in God to bless every of his effort.
Just like Paul you must desire and appropriate God’s grace upon your life. Grace is not license to live a careless live, it is not a permit to continue to live in sin, grace should not be seen as a cover up for a lazy lifestyle. If you must enjoy God’s grace you must believe in him and trust in him for every aspect of your life.
Grace is supernatural enablement to do what you normally will not be able to do. To have God’s grace means to have God’s backing. It is to have God’s hand upon your life. Grace is God’s unmerited favour. The desire of God is that your life today will be better and greater that what it was yesterday. God wants you to be in charge having dominion over sin, satan and all forces of darkness.
If you must experience a change or a forward movement in every area of your life then you must grow in grace and in the knowledge of God.
Next week, I will share with you fives areas of life where everyone ought to grow in grace. GROW IN GRACE.