AMAZING GRACE, HOW SWEET THE SOUND,
THAT SUSTAINS A SOUL LIKE ME.
I ONCE WAS WEAK, BUT NOW I’M STRONG,
THROUGH CHRIST WHO LIVES IN ME.
The grace of God comes to us in two instalments; first we are saved by grace (Amazing Grace Part 1) at conversion, and then we are sustained by grace (Amazing Grace Part 2) for the remainder of our lives.
Interestingly it is possible to be saved by grace and yet not sustained by grace. That is why some Christians can be thriving while others are just surviving; or why some Christians rely on their own strength to serve God while others are supernaturally empowered …