So grace is not a booster engine that kicks in once our fuel supply is exhausted. Rather, it is our constant energy source. It is not the light at the end of the tunnel but the light that moves us through the tunnel. Grace is not achieved somewhere down the road. It is received right here and right now. It is not a finishing touch; it is the Finisher’s touch.
An essential part of the glory of God is light—or living, life-giving energy. In the scriptural sense, light is a capacitating power through which the righteous are given the faculty to receive truth.
The restoration brought about a "wonderful flood of light" regarding the family, the Fall, and the Atonement of Christ—but do we live in that light?
Why is it that Christ's commandment to "be of good cheer" often comes in the midst of adversity? No trial is more powerful than the peace of His grace.
As you and I come to understand and employ the enabling power of the Atonement in our personal lives, we will pray and seek for strength to change our circumstances rather than praying for our circumstances to be changed. We will become agents who “act” rather than objects that are “acted upon."
We will not be saved by our works, but Christ’s grace does not absolve us from effort. True faith in Jesus Christ, which alone can save us, requires action.