How You Can Truly Receive God’s Grace
Adapted from a Live Bible Study with Andrew Wommack and Carrie Pickett
“Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” —1 Peter 5:5-7
Grace is everything that God is and has made available to you on an unearned basis. We see in the above passage of scripture that God gives grace to the humble.
Humility is voluntary. We are to humble ourselves voluntarily. If you wait till you get caught to “humble” yourself and say “sorry,” it is not humility. Humble people allow God to exalt them instead of trying to promote themselves.
So how do we humble ourselves?
The way you humble yourself is to cast your care upon the Lord. We are to cast ALL of our care on God—not just the things we can’t handle.
We also see in the above scripture that God resists the proud. Pride is the opposite of humility or being humble.
Pride is not only exalting yourself, it’s having to take all the burden, worry, and responsibility upon yourself. God anticipates our every need, and He knows our situations better than we do. He has an answer to every problem we face!
We need to get to the place where we can say, “God, this is your problem. What do you want me to do about it?”
Then we listen. We don’t just sit and do nothing.
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:” —1 Peter 5:8
This scripture immediately follows 1 Peter 5:5-7 above.
People tend to separate these verses and use them separately, but they are all connected.
If you have not humbled yourself, and cast all your care upon the Lord, Satan has an inroad to you. However, once you have humbled yourself, and you are trusting God, Satan can’t get to you!
Then you can truly receive the grace of God—everything He is and has made available to you.