March 15 2017
Our Father wants us to remember that He is a God who delights in doing something wonderful for His children. Read the post to be refreshed and renewed this day.
For this reason, “grace” became a word that speaks of imparting something good and fine and wonderful to somebody else. When you do something wonderful for someone else, that’s grace. Then, when the time came for the Holy Spirit to select a language in which to write the gospel, the Greek language was chosen — God, of course, had created this vehicle. Greek was chosen for definite reasons. First, it was the universal language of the first century. By the time of Christ, Greek had disseminated throughout the world. It was the universal language to carry the universal gospel. Second, Greek is a peculiarly expressive language, having words like “grace” that are rich in meaning, and it can tell our God’s tremendous message.
So the Holy Spirit took the word “grace” and gave it a new luster, a new glory, as it was adopted by the Christian writers of the New Testament. My friend, the grace of God is His passion to share all His goodness with others. He delights today in doing good. God wants to give of Himself to others — that is His grace. This very moment God wants to do for you the very best — that’s His passion, His grace. The fact of the matter is, this is the reason He saved us. Therefore I conclude that Grace is the underserved power of God working in our lives so that we can both will and do His good pleasure (His will and purpose).” In other words, God empowers us so that we can “walk the walk.” Remember God does not require something of us which He does not provide the power to do. The power to accomplish the purposes of God is called Grace.
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God. (Ephesians 2:8)
Source: What Is Grace?