Arise with Ayo Oliyide : Ornaments of Grace |@OliyideAyotunde


What a good time to be back to share God’s word with you. I like to share with you this week about how God wants us to relate with one another and how He wants us to be ornaments of grace to all who ever come across our path. God wants us to hold on to His word and  that we should grow thereby and also help others to grow by showing them grace and mercy. It is the intention of God for us that we are strengthened by His word and built up by His truth and likewise, doing the same to people around us. He wants us washed by His pure water that is the purifying purity of His purified word. Let me share this scripture with you;

Thy words have upholden him that was falling, and thou hast strengthened the feeble knees.

Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees. Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you.

Welcome once more to another glorious week of graceful living. I’m so sure that the grace of the Lord will fill you to the brim this week in Jesus name. You will flow in Grace more than ever before in Jesus Name.

As the Lord fill us with Grace, Our words must also carry grace to all. It’s not all of us that can access the grace of our Lord now, not because it’s not available but because many have not made themselves available to receive them hence God wants us to be vessels of grace to all. We are to be carriers of grace, showing how much of grace we have obtained from God.

God is primary source of grace. Anything not graced by God will struggle through but God also wants us to become a secondary distributor of this Grace that we have received. Let it not stop on us, let’s also dispense it to our friends, family, neighbours, course mates, room mates, colleagues, enemies and so on. If truly we are custodians of God’s grace, then we should also be a vessel through which people can access grace.

As much as the Lord will permit us, let our words carry grace. Let our discussions be filled with Grace. Strengthen the feeble knees. Feeble knees talks about people who are getting weak on the way, either through sickness, challenges, difficult times, financial crisis, sin, delays in life, and so on. It’s our responsibility to encourage them, not to spite them. Many are quick to run others down because they seem to be thriving. That’s not the attitude of one that has benefitted from grace.

Grace is generally believed to be ‘unmerited favour’. As the name shows, we were not deserving of it yet it was bestowed on us, why then would we refrain it from people because we feel they’ve not earned it. Scripture says “we were saved by grace, so let no man boast.” May I announce to you that we are all products of grace hence, don’t be quick to withdraw access to grace from others.

As grace has found you, don’t be quick to running down people or to judge them in their predicament. That’s not grace. Grace is God saying ‘though your sins be as red as scarlet, I will not FORSAKE you.’ Grace is not God condoning your sins, but God saying in spite of your sins, I still love you and I desire to save you completely. Let us show grace and not judgement. Leave judgement to God. Yours is to be a vessel of Grace.

As one that have receive justification from God, let us also relate with one another in that mind. Let us show how much grace and mercy God has shown to us by also applying grace and mercy in our relationship with other. The more grace we show to others, the more we grow in Grace.

Jesus shows us a principle when teaching us to pray, He said, ‘forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us’. This shows that as we are to people, so also will God be to us.

I love this scripture, “With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful; with an upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright; With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure; and with the froward thou wilt shew thyself froward.” Ps.18:25-26. This shows that God is to us, what we are to others.

So, say to them who are discouraged, be encouraged. Encourage as many as possible. Don’t join the world to create fear, rather say to as many as you can, as many times as you can, in as many ways as you can, “DO NOT FEAR, for IT IS WELL.’ As little as that word is, it could be the reason why someone will not commit suicide.

As you seek to release grace on others, God will shower more grace on you. And as you seek to be an encouragement to many, God will be your encouragement. Let your watchword this week be ‘FEAR NOT, FOR THE LORD IS WITH ME and with YOU. IT IS WELL WITH YOU.

Pray for the sick, minister life to the dying, give alms to the needy, donate food items, clothings to the poor, be an help to someone. God bless you.

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