YOU’RE FULL OF GRACE BY PASTOR CHRIS OYAKHILOME.
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen (2 Corinthians 13:14).
Grace is the outward reflection of the glory of God in your spirit. It’s the favour of God manifested in your life. Ephesians 4:7 tells us that “… unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ”; so you’re full of grace. John 1:16 says, “And of his fullness have all we received, and grace for grace.” You’ve received of the Lord’s fullness to be the expression of His grace.
Grace is the supernatural influence at work in you that causes everything you do to prosper; it’s a divine enablement that causes increase, promotion, and progress! However, the degree to which you let the grace of God in you reflect on the outside is up to you. The more you fill your heart with God’s Word and have the Holy Spirit work in your life, the greater grace will shine forth on the outside.
You can and should increase in that outward reflection of the glory of God in your spirit, to such an extent that others would see it and testify to it. They might not be able to explain it, but they’ll glorify God for His beauty and excellence that’s manifested in your life. In 2 Peter 3:18, the Spirit of God, through the Apostle Peter admonished us to grow in grace: “But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ….”
The word “grow” is the Greek “auxano” and it means to “increase” or “enlarge.” In other words, God wants you to increase in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. For example, when the Lord Jesus was a child, the Bible says He “… grew (increased), and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him” (Luke 2:40). He increased in grace, even as a child, and He had favour with God and man (Luke 2:52). The grace of God will attract the right people, materials, and resources you need to function in God’s destiny for your life. Celebrate that grace in your life today.