I heard Jentezen Franklin, via his website, speaking on Zechariah 4:6-10. He encouraged us to declare “Grace! Grace!” over the unfinished work of God in our lives and in the life of our churches.

My Bible version translates, Grace! Grace! as, “God bless it! God bless it!” (4:7). Unless we have God’s blessing, his enabling grace, we cannot finish those tasks he has given us to do. In the passage Zerubbabel’s work was to finish the temple. The work had come to a standstill as the people had become overwhelmed by the opposition but now the Lord was asking Zerubbabel to continue the work.

Sometimes I find the tasks God assigns me are more than I can handle and I feel overwhelmed. Yet I know that as I acknowledge my dependency on God and declare, “Grace! Grace!” over the unfinished work in my life, I will see God bring to completion all he has in mind.