Grace is undeserved (couldn’t earn it, couldn’t buy it) it’s totally free favor and mercy from God. God’s grace is so awe- some that He poured it out on you even when you were dead in your sins and a hater of God! The reason you are now saved and given a whole new life in Christ is because of God’s free grace.
And that is only the beginning. Once you belong to Jesus, His grace keeps flowing unendingly into your life, filling your soul to heal you, deliver you and change you into His likeness.
The Bible says that we will prosper and be in health even as our soul prospers. As your soul is healed, you prosper in every other area, including your finances and your health. Prosperity of soul causes God’s promises to come to pass in your life! The exciting news is that God’s free grace makes this happen because it heals your soul! The more you understand grace and appropriate what you already have, the more healing you will receive in your inner man and that is when you will prosper and be in health in every area.
Look at this amazing verse in Romans 4, “Therefore, [inheriting] the promise is the outcome of faith and depends [entirely] on faith in order that it may be given as an act of grace…” (verse 16).
According to the Bible, the way you inherited all of God’s promises is by grace, through your faith! I have heard people teach this verse from many different perspectives. However, they did not connect all the dots; grace heals your soul, which then causes you to prosper!
Trust and believe, as grace fills your soul, you will see an explosion of God’s promises in your life!
Now, notice the verse in Romans 4 says that it is grace through your faith that you inherit the promises. I think a lot of people have been trying to do too much in their own strength to make their promises happen instead of believing in God’s grace. I love grace because it brings balance and rest to the exhausted body of Christ. I believe many of us are stuck in a rut, thinking we need to earn our breakthroughs. When stuff doesn’t happen, how and when we expect, we wrongly assume we did something wrong or that we didn’t do enough. Yet, Romans 4 tells us that we will inherit all the promises, not through our own works or efforts, but rather from grace through our faith.
Don’t get me wrong. There are things we should do to partner with God to cause the full manifestation of His word. Jesus spoke of this, using phrases such as, “When you fast…” and “this kind comes out through prayer and fasting” (see Matthew 6:16 and Mark 9:29) He even said, “Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” meaning when we repent, fast and pray it causes the kingdom to manifest in our lives (see Matthew 3:2). So, Jesus Himself said that we need to do these things. Yet even when we are instructed by Holy Spirit to take certain steps of obedience, it is still only by His grace that they work.
BIBLE READING: Ephesians 2:1-10
PRAYER: God, thank you that you are helping me see that I do not need to do this in my own strength or make your promises happen instead of believing in your grace. I thank you that your grace brings balance and rest to me right now! When stuff doesn’t happen, how and when I expect, I choose to not wrongly assume I did something wrong or that I didn’t do enough. I declare that Romans 4 promises me that I will inherit all the promises, not through my own works or efforts, but rather from grace through our faith. AMEN!