“But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain…”
“And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.”
Our opening verse opens with the Apostle Paul’s revelation given to Him by Jesus Christ of the grace of God. He establishes that he is what he is by the grace of God bestowed upon him, which means that we cannot be anything above or beyond the grace of God bestowed upon us. Every man in Christ is a direct product of God’s grace on him. Making and being are all of grace. God’s grace is all we have to lean on to reach our God-given destiny in Christ. Knowing that our making and being are all of grace, it is therefore important to know how to lean on God’s grace for sustenance in life.
Grace always and only answers to faith in God. By faith, we mean absolute trust in God and in His Word. Ephesians 2:8 tells us that we are saved by grace through faith. Note that faith is the access point to grace. Again Romans 5:2 tells us that we have access into the grace of God, wherein we stand, through faith. Grace is God at work in, through and upon a man in visible dimensions and it takes absolute trust in God to let Him work through you.
Grace is made manifest at the point of faith in God. As you let Him carry you, He will; as you let Him do it through you, He will. Faith is letting Him do it, which is absolute trust in God exemplified in doing what He commands you to do, while Grace is God at work in, through and upon you. That’s what grace is. Hence, leaning on God’s grace is trusting in Him absolutely. Faith is the biblical way to lean on God’s grace. As we trust Him, we lean on His grace.
My Solid Front (Confession): In the Name of Jesus Christ, I refuse to lean on my own strength. I lean on Jesus absolutely for daily sustenance as I act upon His Word daily. Amen.