The design of God is such that all He does in you, He will also want to do through you. The pond mentality is not of God. He loves the river approach to life. Ponds bring in water but they don’t let it out. But every river has an inlet and an outlet. The work of God in you is only the beginning. Soon He will be working through you as well. You don’t even have to try extra hard for God to work through you. It’s as simple and natural as being alive.
We are talking about the work of grace in your life being extended to others. The same grace we receive should be extended to others. The Love of God in us should be extended to others. The forgiveness, mercy, understanding and patience we receive from the Lord should also flow through us. It’s easy to say you are forgiven. But we can tell you know forgiveness when you begin to extend the same forgiveness to others. The real test of grace in your life is when it begins to flow through you. We can then confidently say that the Lord is working through us indeed.
May your everyday life be a release and revelation of the grace of God. May your words, actions, mannerisms and way of life be seasoned with grace. Extend patience, understanding, grace, strength, forgiveness, patience and all the fruit of the spirit to those you interact with. Grace in you must at some point become grace through you.
SCRIPTURE READING: 1 Corinthians 15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God [which was] with me.
DEVOTION PRAYER: Your grace, enables me to extend your work to others. May my words, actions, mannerisms and way of life be seasoned with grace. Amen