Grace In, Grace Out
1 Corinthians 15:10, But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.
There is a saying among computer programmers that describes the quality of a program: "Garbage in, garbage out." The computer program, or the output it produces, is only as good as the code and input provided.
The little experience I've had doing computer programming surely confirmed that reality! My experience also makes me appreciate the seemingly superhuman effort that goes into writing extraordinarily complex and useful programs like Adobe Photoshop or Final Cut Pro.
Most of all, I appreciate the supernatural and empowering qualities of the grace of God! Grace is more than favor and lovingkindness. God's grace is "operational power." Grace is everything God has and He makes available to you, from salvation to your special gifts and talents.
The only question is this: What are doing with the grace of God on your life? Paul clearly stated that God did not wastes any grace on him. He credited the grace of God for empowering him effectively serve Christ.
Do this today and everyday: Receive 100% of God's grace and give 100% of your grace-empowered life back to Him.