Scripture Reading: 1Co 15:10
But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.
Reflections: In his letter to the Corinthians, Paul informs us that grace has made him to be who he is. This obviously refers to his calling as an Apostle. He then talks about the indelible and far-reaching impact of his apostolic ministry and again attributes this to grace. He explains that he did not put this grace to waste but labored more than others (worked harder) with it. Thus the more he worked, the more the grace of God enabled him to go further. What if he had taken on a lazy attitude? Your guess is right. Even though grace had been made available, he would have achieved nothing at all or very little. Thus it appears grace is not for lazy people! Lazy people will end up putting it to waste. Hardworking people will get it activated!.
Prayer: Oh Lord I thank you for grace which has given me a place in the body of Christ. I am ready to work hard to advance the kingdom and I ask for grace to enable me do so.
Confession: I am not lazy. I am hardworking and grace will enable me to break through and do more.