God’s grace does not make you lazy and unproductive. On the contrary, it makes you labor more abundantly for His glory.
Apostle Paul, a preacher of God’s grace and the finished work of Jesus, said that he “labored more abundantly than they all”. In the new covenant, God’s way is to bless you first, and the knowledge of His blessing gives you the power to labor more abundantly.
In other words, we do not labor to be blessed, but rather we have the power to labor because we are already blessed. Can you see the different premise for laboring in the new covenant?
Many believers are defeated today because they are struggling to qualify themselves for God’s blessings by their own works. Self-effort will rob you of ruling in life by His grace.
You cannot earn your salvation, your healing or your financial breakthrough by your own efforts. If the greatest miracle — being saved from hell — comes by grace through faith, and not by your works, how much more the lesser miracles, such as healing, prosperity and restored marriages.
Jesus has accomplished everything on the cross. Our part is to trust in His perfect work, receive with open arms the abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness, and begin to rule in life through the one, Jesus Christ.
Today, let it be your prayer that you will stop trying to earn God’s grace and righteousness. Let the Holy Spirit teach you to start depending on Jesus’ finished work and to start receiving by His grace. This is God’s effortless way to success, wholeness and victorious living!
Love and Grace,
Pastors Dane and Tersia Mesane