Topic: Attract God’s Grace [Wednesday April 5, 2017]
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.” (Eph 2:8)
God’s grace may be unmerited favour but it does not come unattracted. God must find something in your life before He puts His grace on you. You don’t need rocket science to decode the things that attract God’s grace. They are the common virtues that you and I commend every day. God is predictable. He has not hidden His likes and dislikes from us. Every page of the Bible shows us God’s character and ability. It is that commendable aspect of you that attracts His grace.
Two common grace-attracting virtues are praises and faithfulness. Jephthah did not find himself in God’s grace by a stroke of luck. What attracted grace to his life was the spirit of faithfulness that God saw in him. Jephthah means He will open another door. Jephthah’s mother was a harlot. In the Jewish culture, as in many other parts of the world until recently, that meant he was an illegitimate child. No child is illegitimate. A child is a child. The implication was that he had no part in his father’s inheritance. When his father died, his siblings drove him out.
Your actions impact positively or negatively on your children and generations after them? While his mother was busy leading her life of easy virtues, what she didn’t take into consideration was its negative effect on her son. But Jephthah was an honourable, faithful, and predictable man. He used his virtues to attract God’s grace.
Your virtues will provoke God to put His grace on you. Everywhere you go today, unmerited favour shall accompany and speak for you.
Words of Wisdom: God’s grace is not activated by sheer luck.
Confession/Prayer: Grant me your sufficient grace, o’ LORD, in Jesus’ name. Unmerited favour, speak for me everywhere I go today.
Further Reading: James 4:6, Romans 3:24
Eagles Devotional is a daily revelatory and inspirational Publication by Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, the founder and presiding Pastor of Word of Life Bible Church, Warri, Nigeria.