By Elijah Abeeku Nkrumah
As I was meditating on the word of God and the personality of GRACE, I kept asking how one can understand what this grace is about.
One great preacher I love so much defines grace as ‘unmerited, unearned divine favour’- Joseph Prince. Unmerited meaning not merited or deserved, unearned meaning not gained by merit or labour or service, divine meaning emanating from God or resulting from supernatural providence, favour meaning an advantage to the benefit of someone or something, an act of gracious kindness and an inclination of approval.
Without going further, you now understand how pregnant the word Grace is. But as I always put it, until one has an encounter with something, expressing it would be difficult. While on the street, I decided to ask God how He will personally let me understand what Grace is all about. Just when I began to pray I heard;
I looked back and there was no one behind me, that is when I realised God had spoken to me. I wrote it down and pondered over it. I realised the voice I heard had communicated a lot of things to me. We serve a Great (megas: Greek) God who refreshes, he came down on earth to die for me.
The Bible makes us understand that ” the law was given by Moses but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ” (John 1:17), this indicates that when it’s about Grace (and truth) it came, that is, appeared to us through the person of Jesus.
When someone appears to you, you have the opportunity to experience who that person is. In our case, it’s Jesus. What a great joy!
It doesn’t only end there but it’s constant and consistent, flows like a river & it is never ending because He sits at the right hand of God interceding for us (Rom. 8:23).
That is why I agree with the song writer, who said “His mercies are new every morning”.
Brethren, Grace is Jesus and Jesus is Grace. I say this because Grace came 100% God and 100% man that is Jesus, when you realise that you are enjoying a life that you didn’t work for or pay for, it doesn’t give you a license to live anyhow but rather an opportunity to guard it.
‘For if, by the transgression of the one man, death reigned through the one, how much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one Jesus Christ’ (Rom 5:17) ………selah………. Great verse we have here because it throws more light on what has been said earlier, grace is abundant, it flows and is unending, one can’t say my grace is finished because it knows no lack, grace is free but costly.
So, can you go seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months or years without Grace?
As you meditate on the word, there is a refreshing, as you fellowship with other believers it’s refreshing. The beauty about this refreshing is that you cannot help but talk to someone about it!
Let’s get talking. It’s refreshing time. Peace!
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