You are warmly welcome to the month of May, the fifth month of the year. The number 5 represents grace and it is not surprising that the theme for the month is “Grace is available for me again and again”. May the grace of God be available to you again and again in Jesus name, Amen.
Grace is usually described as unmerited favour. This favour can be explained in two ways: the first is giving you the best things that you don’t deserve while the second is not giving you the punishment you deserve. It is important to understand that grace is a gift. (Ephesians 3:7). It is something we have received. ‘By whom we have received grace’ (Romans 1:5). We cannot earn grace by any standard (Romans 11:6) because we do not qualify for it.
The birth, death and resurrection of Jesus made grace available for everyone. ‘For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men’ (Titus 2:11). However, only those who have given their lives to Christ are the ones God makes grace available for. ‘And of his fullness have we all received, and grace for grace’ (John 1:12). It is only through Jesus that the grace of God is available. Jesus brought the dispensation of grace (Ephesians 3:2).
Grace is crucial for all believers to actualise their God given destinies. We are saved by grace. ‘For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God’ (Ephesians 2: 8). We are justified by grace. ‘Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus’ (Romans 3:24). We are made rich by grace. ‘For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich’ (2 Corinthians 8:9). We are what we are by his grace. ‘But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me’ (1 Corinthians 15:10). We receive gifts by grace. ‘Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith’ (Romans 12:6). No matter what our circumstances look like, God’s grace is sufficient for us. ‘And he said unto me, my grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness’ (2 Corinthians 12:9). Where there was once sin, grace abounds more than our sins. ‘Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound’ (Romans 5:20). ‘And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work’ (2 Corinthians 9:8).
Our God is the God of all grace (1 Peter 5:10) and from the riches of His grace God is able to make grace available to you again and again and again in this month. When you accepted Christ, God released grace for you. As long as you remain a child of God, He is able to make grace available for you again now and He is also able to make grace available to you in the future. God will always ensure that you are multiplied in grace (2 Peter 1: 2). God is able to bless you with grace after grace.
When you have grace in abundance what do you need to do it with it? You must grow in grace (2 Peter 3:18). You must be strong in grace (2 Timothy 2:1). You must not frustrate the grace of God (Galatians 2:21). You must not continue in sin and expect that grace will abound (Romans 6:1, Romans 6:15). In this month and beyond, my prayer is that God will make grace available for you again and again and again in Jesus name, Amen.
LET US PRAY
Oh Lord let your grace be available for me once again in Jesus name.
Oh Lord let your grace be sufficient for all my situations and circumstances in Jesus name.
Oh Lord help me grow in grace and be multiplied in grace in Jesus name.
Oh Lord help me not to frustrate your grace upon my life.