We all have umbrellas, which are coverings designed for us to walk under them so that when it rains, it won’t rain on us. Grace is not only something that happens when you are converted, but it is also a lifestyle you are to operate under. You are not only saved by grace, but you are also to maneuver under the covering that God provides: the magnificent grace of God.
When your orientation, your mindset and your perspective are being controlled by grace, you are covered. When you are looking at God’s free favor in everything you do, responding to it in gratitude, appreciation, and obedience, you are covered. How awesome is the grace that has been manifested in your life; you get to be covered by the same grace you are operating under.
Far too many Christians cover up their umbrella, put it away because they don’t see the need for it. You need to keep the umbrella open so that you are not leaving any part of your life uncovered.
That’s why you see the word grace so much in the New Testament because the writers didn’t want you to make any moves. In Christ, you are to live, move and have your being. In other words, all your mobility is to be looking for the grace of God doing for you what you can’t do for yourself. God providing for you what you can’t provide for yourself. Some of those provisions come naturally. Some of them come supernaturally. But ALL provisions come from God. That keeps you in the framework of God-connectedness, and it keeps you in the framework of thanksgiving.
Every good and perfect gift comes from above and everything is God’s favor given to you. Which keeps you in contact and gratitude to Him because grace has you covered from beginning to end. You are completely covered by grace. Keep your umbrella open so that you are living by grace.
by Tony Evans
Originally posted at Tony Evans.org.