TOPIC: When Grace Is At Work – By David Ibiyeomie
There is power in Grace. It is grace that makes great. Your greatness is tied to the grace of God in your life. You cannot gain height in the kingdom of God until you appreciate the grace of God. It is grace that makes every journey of life great. When grace is absent, struggle continues.
Many people have unresolved problems in their lives because they felt they can do it by their power and might. No matter your expertise, qualification or political affiliation and connection to power, if you don’t bank on the grace of God, you will still be limited in life.
Zech. 4: 6-7 -Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the Lord unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts. 7 Who art thou, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it.
Before the mountain moved, Zerubbabel cried for grace. Without grace, the Holy Spirit would not have helped him. It takes the grace of God to succeed without sweat. Without grace, mountains will not be moved. As you cry for grace today, may that grace of God make the difference in your life in the name of Jesus!
Grace is divine help; it is God taking over from where your human strength stops. Grace is simply putting God in the race of your life; and if God is in your race, you will win easily. When grace is at work, you don’t need human support. Grace is the size of God and if God be for you, nobody can be against you.
It is the cry for grace that actually makes grace to work. Grace therefore is divine leverage. Life goes on without sweat when you look up to the grace of God. Grace is not faith; neither is it effort; grace is divine reserve that enables you to start a journey when you would have given up.
Billy Graham said, “When we come to the end of ourselves, we come to the beginning of God”. It is God taking over when you come to your wits end. The mountain moved, not by Zerubbabel’s strength but by the grace of God. I see every mountain before you give way as you cry for grace now in Jesus name!
Grace makes you succeed where others are struggling. Unfortunately, many Christians don’t go for grace; they bank on their CVs, eloquence and connections; and then, they get disconnected in life.
Grace took Joseph from prison to palace. It took Moses from keeping sheep to leading men. It took David from being a shepherd boy to becoming a king. Grace took me from where I was to where I am and still taking me higher. Grace will take you from where you are now to where you ought to be in Jesus name!
Apostle Paul usually ends his messages to the churches by praying for the grace of God because he knew they cannot do anything in the energy of the flesh. So for grace to work for you, you must realize that you need it. Grace is all you need to become great. Where grace stops, that is where your lifting stops.
1Sam 2:9b -…for by strength shall no man prevail.
Many Christians don’t succeed because they rely on their human effort and try to do things by their strength without considering the grace factor. If you want to enjoy sweat-less result in your Christian life, never try to do things on your own. Realize you need grace because it is not by power and might. As you do so, may the grace of God begin to speak in your favour in the name of Jesus Christ!
The next thing you should do is that you should ignore your human strength. The moment you begin to trust in your strength and connections, God will begin to withdraw Himself because He will not share His glory with anyone.
Isaiah 42:8 -I am the Lord: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.
Even if you have gotten to the peak of your success, the moment you start boasting on your strength and connections, you will start reducing. This explains why many politicians in the body of Christ don’t retain their success because they think that their money and connections got them where they are.
Eccl 9:11 – I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.
Rom. 9:16 -So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.
Your skill is not enough, your connection is not also enough; you must bank on the grace of God to make it. Thank God for your eloquence but it is not enough; bank on His grace. Every time you come to your wits end, cry for grace because grace answer to those who look for it. You have struggled enough; may grace take over! You will not struggle after now! May grace answer to you in Jesus name!
The main purpose of grace is to raise you up. When grace located Moses, it took him from keeping sheep to leading the Children of Israel.
Ex. 33:13-17 –13 Now therefore, I pray thee, if I have found grace in thy sight, shew me now thy way, that I may know thee, that I may find grace in thy sight: and consider that this nation is thy people. 14 And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest. 15 And he said unto him, If thy presence go not with me, carry us not up hence. 16 For wherein shall it be known here that I and thy people have found grace in thy sight? is it not in that thou goest with us? so shall we be separated, I and thy people, from all the people that are upon the face of the earth. 17 And the Lord said unto Moses, I will do this thing also that thou hast spoken: for thou hast found grace in my sight, and I know thee by name.
Every time you pray for grace, God comes into the scene. When you find grace, God takes over the battle. Moses challenged Pharaoh when he found grace. I speak into your life today – from where nobody knew you, the world will soon celebrate you in the name of Jesus!
When men lift you up, you will stop where their hands stopped but when grace lifts you up, you have no limit because God is limitless. May that grace raise you up and put you in charge wherever you are found! Grace will work for you beginning from now! Just as grace brought Jesus out of the grave, may that same grace bring you out of every dead situation in your life! Whatever that seems to be dying around you will gain life and motion right now! That forgotten and closed case in your life will resurrect back to life by the grace of God in Jesus name-Amen!!!
God bless you