Many Believers believe that God’s grace is His graciousness of attitude. What they normally have in mind is actually his Mercy.
Faith Is Not The Power
Faith, in itself, is not what does the supernatural work of God’s Kingdom. The supernatural work that transforms natural things is the power of God’s grace. Faith is the action that connects us to the grace needed.
“For BY GRACE are we saved (rescued, made whole, prospered, and delivered) THROUGH (by means of, or on account of) FAITH…”
We’ve heard and quoted that verse in Ephesians 2:8 so many times and, yet, have not actually understood it. Paul tells the Ephesian church that it’s the power of God’s GRACE (supernatural, transformational power) that changes things. Faith is the power. It’s the intentional receiver or connection to God’s power of transformation.
Paul also gave the Corinthian church in his second letter to them this promise:
“And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in every way, always, having all sufficiency, you may abound in every good work.” (2 Cor. 9:8)
ALL, EVERY= Every kind of
Everytime you see the word “all” or “every” in that verse, it means every kind of SUFFICIENCY, GRACE, GOOD WORK.
There is a manifestation of God’s Grace (Transformational Power) for every kind of need. It would be accurate to say that God’s grace is multi layered, or that there are many kinds of grace. Whichever is clearer to you.
Grace is graciousness, but most of the time it has the idea of God’s transformational power, or His supernatural abilities. When we have faith in God, it’s very helpful to be more focused on the nature of God that we are connecting to in confidence and therefore acting upon.
Practice intentionally focusing on placing your faith in the kind of grace that you need for each daily circumstance. You’ll find it more effective and productive than simply attempting to place faith in God’s general greatness.
To attempt having faith in God without specifically asking for and receiving His grace is like a bird trying to fly with one wing.