I am a firm believer in the power of grace. In fact, grace is what I live by. For, if there were no grace there would be no life.
But I am also a firm believer in not just sitting back and expecting grace and divine power to do all the work; but actually in combining my feeble efforts with the perfect power of the Almighty God.
And that belief is strengthened by what I read this morning.
“Human effort avails nothing without divine power; and without human endeavor, divine effort is with many of no avail. To make God’s grace our own, we must act our part. His grace is given to work in us to will and to do, but never as a substitute for our effort.”
(PK 486, emphasis added)