is through Him that we have received grace (God’s unmerited favor) and
[our] apostleship to promote obedience to the faith and make disciples
for His name’s sake among all the nations.”|
(Romans 1:5, AMP)
Grace is God’s favor, but it’s also His supernatural empowerment. When you have God’s grace and favor, it enables you to accomplish more and be more effective both in your own life and in building His kingdom.
Today’s verse tells us that God’s grace enables us to be obedient to the faith and make disciples among all nations. In other words, grace empowers us to live the life God has called us to. It draws others to Him. Now, maybe you can’t go to all nations today, but you can make a difference in the lives of the people around you. You can “promote faith” by living a life of love and obedience to God’s Word. You can “promote faith” by encouraging the people in your life and living as an example of His goodness.
Today, open your heart and thank Him for His grace that empowers you. Let His truth set you free and then enjoy that freedom! Live as an example of His love because you are making a difference and promoting faith all around you.
|A Prayer for Today|
|“Father, thank You for Your grace, favor and mercy that empowers me to live the life You’ve called me to. I receive Your grace by faith. Help me to stay obedient to Your Word and promote Your love and light in Jesus’ name. Amen.”|