The grace of God is a supernatural entity that every believer must understand and know how to use for an efficient and accomplished life.
While the grace of God may not be limited to only believers; for the believer, it is much more powerful in it’s working to produce tremendous results.
The grace-factor is something that God has made freely available to the believer not only for the kingdom mandate but also for everything that pertains to our lives.
Grace is a leverage that multiplies the little efforts that we have put into work, to yield bountifully beyond our strength and capacity.
Every person who has understood this system of God’s advantage and has taken it into account has lived a life that is unperturbed by the vicissitudes of life.
Paul says about the grace of God:
“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 NKJV
Grace can be defined as the unmerited (undeserved) mercy and favor that God gives to men.
So, when Paul was speaking here about how the grace of God was the driving factor that led to his great accomplishments, he was making us understand that there is a kind of supernatural, divine help that can make a man do far above what his peers can do on a normal day.
He understood the grace of God and how to use it to his advantage.
However, when the grace of God comes, it doesn’t mean that we then go to sleep. Grace is only an empowerment for us, but we must still do our part of the equation.
For example, the sacrifice of Jesus was also the grace of God, but it didn’t become automatic that after his sacrifice all men became saved.
No, we still had to make an effort by accepting him and proclaiming him as Lord over our lives.
So it is also with every form of God’s grace, we have our part to play. Paul says, “I labored more…”
Everything that God releases to man is his grace because we don’t deserve any of it; even the best of us still falls short.
It is his grace that gives us every spiritual blessing that pertains to life and godliness; everything that we need for the effective work of the ministry and a productive life.
In everything we want to do, the grace of God is revealed. The power of God is his grace; the sacrifice of Jesus is grace; the anointing is grace; the mercy of God is grace; his protection is grace; our prosperity is grace; every single thing we will ever receive from God takes the grace of God to come down to us.
We cannot grasp the understanding of who God is if we are not enabled by his grace. We need the grace of God for literally everything that we want to receive in this kingdom. It is the currency that we do business with, it takes understanding how to operate with it to gain full advantage of it.
Men who understand the grace of God and its workings will accomplish far more than men who try to use their wisdom to navigate life, because it was never supposed to be by might or power, but by the Spirit of God.
When we put Jesus first and always ask for the direction of the Spirit, then we are making use of the grace of God and we will see greater results, because the bible says that Jesus is full of grace and truth:
“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.”
- John 1:14 NKJV
The grace of God helps us even to obey God and do the works of righteousness:
“Through Him we have received grace and apostleship for obedience to the faith among all nations for his name.”
- Romans 1:5 NKJV
Paul thoroughly understood the grace of God and the wonders a man could do because of its presence. This is no wonder why he was always talking about the grace of God, and praying that the churches would receive it and work with it.
We must also understand that while the grace is available, men who are not spiritually aware can waste this grace and make it of no effect, so Paul says:
“We then, as workers together with Him also plead with you not to receive the grace of God in vain.”
- 2 Corinthians 6:2 NKJV
This means that we have all received the grace of God, but it can be in vain if we don’t let it function as it should. Making the grace of God be in vain is being afraid to do the things he wants you to do because you think you will fail.
This grace can however be increased, and this happens through the increase in the knowledge of Christ that we have:
“But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”
- 2 Peter 3:18 NKJV
You can increase the measure of grace upon your life for greater works and greater exploits. The grace of God is available to us, all we have to do is to walk in the light of this revealed grace and see its power at work in our lives.