Romans 5:2 NKJV “…through whom (Christ) also we have access by faith into this grace…”
The grace of God is God’s divine ability that is used on behalf of man. Think about sending your five year to carry a twenty pound piece of luggage. You know fully well that this is way beyond the child’s ability, but you never intended the child to do the lifting without your help. This is exactly how God deals with us as believers. He gives us tasks that are way beyond our abilities, but He never intends that we would accomplish the task by our own strength. Speaking to Zerubbabel through the prophet Zechariah, concerning the building of the temple, God said, “Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit [or grace]” (4:6).
The grace of God is available to all Christians to fulfill the calling God’s calling, but many fall short of this grace because they don’t place a demand by faith. Your access to grace is by faith. God has freely invited everyone to boldly come to receive grace when needed (Heb.4:6). The first step to receiving grace is to recognize what God’s Word says concerning you’re faced with. Our ability to believe God is dependent on our knowledge of His will in the situation. God’s Word represents God’s will.Notice what Acts 20:32 says, “So now, brethren, I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.”
The Word of God is the Word of His grace. It is able to build you up; it will develop your faith and ability to receive from God, and it will also set your expectation for what God will do. In turn, faith is the substance that fills your hope. It is through the Word of God that we have an expectation of God’s divine ability (grace), and this precedes the actual conviction that God will deliver accordingly (faith).
Scriptures to Meditate: Eph.2:8, Heb.4:16, Rom.4:17-22, Jam.4:6, 2 Pet.3:18