Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace… (Romans 4:16, KJV)
…He gives us more and more grace (power of the Holy Spirit)… (James 4:6, Amplified)
…faith activated and energized and expressed and working through love. (Galatians 5:6, Amplified)
How do we access grace which is the power of the Holy Spirit? By faith.
How does our faith work? By love.
We have a commandment, love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind and love one another as He has loved you. What happens when we do this? Our faith works and we access grace. We access His power.
This process begins with first having faith in His love for us.
We love because He first loved us. (1 John 4:19, NIV)
We believe this. We receive this. We access grace from God. Then what?
…speaking the truth in love… (Ephesians 4:15, KJV)
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. (Ephesians 4:29, KJV)
When you love the ones your are speaking His truth to, your very words will actually minister grace to them. You will take the grace, the power of the Holy Spirit, that you received from God and make it available to others.
For God did not send the Son into the world in order to judge (to reject, to condemn, to pass sentence on) the world, but that the world might find salvation and be made safe and sound through Him. (John 3:17, Amplified)
As you speak His truth, don’t judge, reject, condemn, or pass sentence on the hearers. Love them. Grace them. Empower them to be saved, safe and sound through Him. Selah.
A fitting name. My prays are not to God…but wishes that there is a God.
Someone who cares for us and holds out a hand for the weaker and troubled.
Have faith in love….what a beautiful thought! Faith pleases God, and love is what makes faith work. This sounds like a win win situation…you simply cannot loose!!
Love this revelation. The Body WILL be changed when this revelation is applied.
Grace is very powerful. It is the power of the Holy Spirit to help us do what is right. Mercy is the power of the Holy Spirit that comes when we fail, to change the outcome of what we should have received. When we sin we repent and mercy is there to change the outcome.