from the desk of Rev. Steve Daniels, Jr.
To The Church’s Family
I Corinthians 15:10
“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.”
Grace is God’s unmerited favor, His unconditional love for us, His undeserving blessing. The Christian life begins by grace, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.” Ephesians 2:8. It is the grace of God that sustain us and keeps us through tough times.
“And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.” II Corinthians 12:9. God has sufficient sustaining grace to give us victory in the midst of every trial, to help us through every day.
Paul realized that he was an apostle and he was so blessed, because of God’s grace. “But by the grace of God I am what I am.” It was not his ability and goodness. It was the grace of God that empowered him to serve the Lord. Every good thing in the Christian life comes from the grace of God. The source that has caused us to be successful in life was the - “grace of God.”