Grace is the Unearned, Undeserved, Unmerited Favor of God!
“May grace (God’s favor) and peace (which is perfect well-being, all necessary good, all spiritual prosperity, and freedom from fears and agitating passions and moral conflicts) be multiplied to you in [the full, personal, precise, and correct] knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.” —2 Peter 1:2, AMP
There are many quality writings by great men of God on favor (Grace), but what we want you to see is that God’s unmerited favor (Grace) is not a topic. Grace is not a teaching.
GOD’S UNMERITED FAVOR (Grace) IS THE GOSPEL!
God’s unmerited favor (Grace) is not a subject.
It is a PERSON, AND HIS NAME IS JESUS.
When you have Jesus, you have unmerited favor (Grace)!
Jesus and unmerited favor (Grace) do not exist separately.
Unmerited favor (Grace) is embodied in His entire being and in His finished work at Calvary.
The course of studies at GraceLife University is about your supernatural advantage for a successful life. It is about Walking in the GraceLife! By the end of your studies, we trust that You will indeed begin to believe that God is Personally Interested in your success, that You are His Precious Child and that He wants to see You Succeed and Reign in life. When you believe that, you will also start to depend on His Unmerited Favor (Grace) for success in every area of your life.
God’s definition of success is contrary to the world’s definition. Corporate America measures success based on what you have done, what you have accomplished and what you have accumulated. It is based entirely on you focusing all your time, energy and resources in meriting titles and collecting accomplishments.
My dear brother or sister, we want to encourage you to begin to see that the world’s model of success is unstable and built upon a foundation that is shakable. It may have the outward appearance of the good life, but it is temporal, and we have all seen for ourselves how the world’s transient wealth can dissipate like smoke and easily slip away like the shifting sands in the desert.
From Genesis 39:2, it is clear that success is not what you have, but rather who you have! Joseph literally had nothing materially, but at the same time, he had everything because the Lord was with him. The material things that you have accumulated or are feverishly trying to amass do not make you a success. It is the presence of the Lord in your life that makes you a success!
We need to learn to stop pursuing things and to start pursuing Him. God sees your relationship with Him as the only thing that you need for every success in your life. I can’t imagine starting in a worse place than Joseph. He was completely naked. He had nothing! No bank accounts, no educational qualifications, no natural connections with people of influence, nothing. Thank God the Bible records a picture of Joseph who began with nothing, so that you and I can have hope today. If you think that like Joseph, you have nothing, well, you can start believing in the power of the presence of the Lord in your life. Start looking to Jesus and claim that promise in the scripture for yourself!
To see success in our walk of faith we must change our thinking. It is the Power of Right Believing that will change our lives! Right Believing About the Word of God. As a great man of God once said:
RIGHT BELIEVING LEADS TO RIGHT LIVING!
Right DOING and SELF-EFFORT will NEVER bring permanent transformation to our lives. Only CHANGING what WE BELIEVE regarding the WORD OF GOD will bring lasting transformation into our lives. The Word of God will Renew Our Minds and Transform Our Lives if we allow the Holy Spirit to work His Word into US!
“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.” ---Romans 12:2 NASB
We must keep Christ Jesus and His Finished Work central to all our Studies, because without His Finished Work, neither GRACE nor SALVATION nor the TRANSFORMATIVE WORK OF THE SPIRIT would be possible!
It is our prayer that as you progress through your studies, you will start seeing more of Jesus and start experiencing His Unmerited Favor (Grace) in an unprecedented way. Get ready to experience God’s supernatural success through His Unmerited Favor (Grace) today!