Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 1:3, KJV)
The above statement is a signature of the apostle Paul in most of his epistles. It is a salutation from the apostle to the brethren he is writing to but there are more to those words than a mere salutation. He clearly expresses God’s desire for His children to be surrounded by His grace and peace.
The Lord has shown grace to you, and He wants you to experience and enjoy it. His grace in this context speaks of His favor to you, which brings divine help when you need it. It provides divine enablement to do and accomplish what you can never do on your own and also the showers of His blessings, which you do not deserve! This is why His grace comes with rest, peace, joy, and praise!
The scriptures tell us that Jesus grew under the atmosphere of grace in Luke 2:40, “The child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him” (Luke 2:40, KJV). Jesus grew up as a little boy under an open heaven with the watchful eyes of the Father and angels ready to dismantle any satanic device against Him. Your case as a child of God is no different. You are in Christ and co-heirs with Him. God deals with you the same way He dealt with His Son. You are a child of God. You are a child of grace. The grace of God is yours!
How do you increase the level of grace that is operational in your life? (2 Peter 1:2). Declare, “I am a child of grace, and I live under an open heaven of divine favor, enablement, and intervention”
APPLY THE WORD
Let this consciousness be ingrained in you that you are living under an open heaven of divine favor. Your case on earth is different.
Thank the Lord for showering His grace upon you in Christ.
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