When Barnabas arrived and witnessed the grace of God, he rejoiced and began to encourage them all with resolute heart to remain true to the Lord. (Acts 11:23)
When we walk into a room, into a situation, or experience something ourselves, are we apt to see the grace of God, or are we more likely to see problems we must address?
Seeing the grace of God leads us to worship Him. Focusing on problems is apt to center us on ourselves.
The absolute requirement to see God’s grace
The absolute requirement to see God’s grace is to be His child, for Him to have rescued us from the domain of darkness, to be called out of darkness, and to be transferred to the kingdom of His beloved Son, into His marvelous light. (Colossians 1:13, 1 Peter 2:9)
Barnabas was a good man, and full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. (Acts 11:24)
We will more often, more consistently, see the grace of God in all circumstances, as we grow in the Lord.
We need to practice!
We are to discipline ourselves for the purpose of godliness. (1 Timothy 4:7)
We are to practice having our senses trained to discern good and evil. (Hebrews 5:14)
We are to practice the things [we] have learned and received and heard and seen in me (Paul). (Philippians 4:9)
Before you get out of bed, ask the Lord to make you conscious of Him through the day.
When you encounter various situations, seek the Lord. Ask Him to show you Himself in that circumstance.
We want to see the grace of God. Father, help us see.