Grace is a reality, a fact of life. It is by grace that one becomes a Christian, and it is by grace that one lives the Christian life.
Because prior to his conversion Paul persecuted and murdered Christians, he did not consider himself fit to be called an apostle. Yet, grace conquered his feelings. If anyone understood that grace covers our past and equips us for God’s future, it was Paul! Listen to his words: “By the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me did not prove vain; but I labored even more than all of them, yet not I, but the grace of God with me” (1 Corinthians 5:10).
In Paul’s writing of those God-breathed words, we see that the whole of life is to be lived in the understanding and appropriation of the grace of God.
Excerpted from Lord, I Need Grace to Make It Today by Kay Arthur
If grace covers our past and equips us for God’s future, how will that change how you live every day? How will you work to serve God knowing God has made you a fitting servant for his work?