“But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.” (1 Corinthians 15:10 KJV)
Grace is the platform that God has predetermined, before we were born, for us to function in. The platform of grace is a platform of preferential treatment. It is a platform where God acquits, sets free and there is no appeal. In Genesis 4, Cain brought the works of his hands to offer to God, but Abel brought the animal sacrifice, saying it is not by my works; it is by your sacrifice. Cain came with the works of his hands and effort. And God rejected Cain and his offering because it is not by the works of your hands.
Paul says “I am what I am, by the grace of God”. Grace will open the door. Grace will fight your battles. Grace will silence the voice of the enemy. Grace will make them change the rule for you. I have seen grace at work. Grace will make the difference in your life. Grace will make them change the rule for your sake. No matter how low you may be, believe that somehow God will rearrange some things for your sake. It doesn’t have to be the normal way.
Everyone in Jericho had written off Rahab. No one wanted to touch her with a 10-foot pole. But God saw something beyond what people saw. God saw Rahab as an instrument in His hands. Human beings see the outward appearance but God sees differently. God looks at your heart. At the end of the day, when you check Matthew chapter 1, you will find the name of Rahab in the lineage of Christ. That can sound ridiculous to you; how can a holy God have a prostitute in His lineage? That is the power of grace on display. This is to show you that God can take a mess and make a message out of it.
The grace of God will showcase you. Grace will make a way for you where there is no way.
Further Reading: Joshua 6:21-25, Matthew 1:5
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- 2 Kings 17-18; Evening- John 3:19-36