Last week I discussed how we can be perfect, complete, and whole when we view our life circumstances from His divine telescope. Keeping those truths in mind, higher purposes, divine timing, and alignment of His plan, helps us walk in victory. Let’s continue in that vein but switch to how God sees us: His perspective.
The word that describes God’s viewpoint is grace. It’s that wonderful word meaning undeserved favor from God … but so much more. Grace is a state of being, like righteousness; it’s the lens of God.
And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work. 2 Corinthians 9:8 ESV
Scripturally, when something abounds it goes above and beyond what’s needed, it surpasses our possibilities, and there’s even a surplus; Jesus was the manifestation God’s grace and He’s more than enough.
For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people. Titus 2:11 ESV
The root word for grace indicates great joy and gladness: it’s an emotional word that’s experienced. Jesus looks at you from heaven and is filled with delight in what you’re becoming and your growing faith. He takes pleasure in you, He’s rejoicing over you by name. That’s the reason we call grace ‘undeserved favor’; it’s released from the heart of God because of His joy over you.
For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs. Zephaniah 3:17 NLT
And the Lord said to Moses, “I will do the very thing you have asked, because I am pleased with you and I know you by name.” Exodus 33:17 NIV
Parents delight in their children (even when they’re disappointed) and desire to richly provide for them. Isn’t that true? Well, God feels the same way about you. His telescope is pointed in your direction as the Spirit of grace (Heb. 10:29) reminds you that His favor is in you and richly lavished in superabundance: mega-grace (Eph. 1:7-8).
God isn’t mad at you, He may be disappointed in your decisions but He remains unchanged in His mega-grace viewpoint. Be encouraged today that you stand in a position of God’s grace springing from His joy over you. His undeserved favor … yes, but so much more. Doesn’t His viewpoint of you, when you don’t deserve it, cause you to reevaluate your perspective of someone in your life that’s disappointed you? It should.
You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus. 2 Timothy 2:1 ESV
Be empowered, that’s the dunamis, dynamite-power of God, through your living relationship with Christ and forgive faster, love the unlovable, and walk in true victory because your position is in Him and in grace.