2 Corinthians 12:9 NKJV
And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
One thing believers love saying is that we are no longer under the law but we are under the dispensation of grace and that is true. The question then is, do we really have an understanding of what Gods grace really is? This week we will look at 5 different aspects to grace to give us a deeper understanding.
Paul had what he calls a thorn in the flesh and three times he pleaded with the Lord to take it away but the Lord did not, instead God says his grace is sufficient and his power is made great in our weakness.
Gods grace is power, power to overcome the power of sin in our life if we are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, then that means that the power of grace is greater than the power of sin over our life. Grace is power.
This power is not just at the point of salvation but through out our walk of salvation as well. This is the power to overcome the thorn in the flesh that the enemy may place along our path. This so called thorn in the flesh also humbles us like it did Paul to recognise that we cannot accomplish Gods agenda in our own strength. It is in that place of humility that the power of his grace is activated in our lives.
James 4:10 NKJV
Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.
Humility activates the power of Gods grace in our life to overcome the plans and setbacks of the enemy. Sometimes as believers we do not recognise that grace is power and when we try to accomplish things in our strength and we meet many obstacles along the way, we give up. Instead we should look to God and humble ourselves allowing the power of his grace to be activated in our life because his strength is made perfect in our weakness.
Gods grace empowers us to do his will.
When you think of Gods grace, what a are some key words that come to mind?
What’s your thorn in the flesh?
His strength is made perfect in our weakness. Humble yourself before the Lord and he will lift you up.