(Romans 5:2 NASB)
“through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God.”
Grace is a place we have access to. Grace gives us access to God’s supply. We have access by faith into God’s grace. Grace is what God does; faith is what we do. It takes both working together to receive from God. Faith takes what grace makes available!!
By definition, the word grace means unmerited, unearned, undeserved favor. Therefore, the good news is, grace has nothing to do with you. Grace existed before you ever came to be. Another way of saying it is, grace is God’s part. Faith is defined as being a positive response to what God has already provided by grace. In other words, faith is your positive response to God’s grace, or faith only appropriates what God has already provided for you. Therefore, faith is your part.
Do you part today to live by faith! Faith is you trusting that Jesus has made available everything you will need to be successful today. Live by faith in His name and don’t try to do it in the name of your strength, past, or intellect!