By Pastor Andrew Bawa
"For He says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whomever I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whomever I will have compassion." Romans 9: 15 (NKJV)
Bible Readings: Titus 2: 11, John 1: 16, Ruth 1: 1-5, Genesis 6, Genesis 7, Genesis 8, Deuteronomy 23: 3-6, Numbers 23: 8, Ruth 2: 3.
The story of grace is the story of Christ.
Grace is unmerited favour. Something that you didn't earn but it's there. Grace is what makes God choose you out of everybody else and bless you. Grace takes you away from failure and put you on a pedestal of ease. Grace is for everybody. The source of grace is from God the father. There is nothing you do to earn it. Grace is what takes one from a position and makes them an enviable entity. Grace takes you away from crisis.
Grace takes you away from certain things and some times, you think it's suffering whereas, it has something better. Grace doesn't always shield you away from problems, but it gives you the capacity to go through it. Grace wants you to go through the fire so you are refined and start to look like God. Never think the absence of open doors, is the absence of grace.
⁃ Never take shortcut.
⁃ Don't be curious over things that are dangerous.
⁃ Never act when angry.
You carry your breakthrough all along and it only manifests when you have grown up! There are certain things that you hold close that grace has to take away before it gives you what you need. Grace makes you get what you did not qualify for. When things are happening for you, never think it's because of yourprayers or fasting; it is the story of grace!
The day you forget the story of grace is the day you fall into disgrace. When you enjoy grace, you are not afraid to release grace. Be careful not to slam the door of whom God used to bless you because you will need it tomorrow.