We draw God's grace to us as a magnet when:
- ...WE LEARN TO GIVE. ...for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed....II Cor. 9:7-8.
- ...WE LEARN TO SUFFER UNJUSTLY. For this finds favor, if for the sake of conscience toward God a man bears up under sorrows when suffering unjustly. For what credit is there if, when you sin and are harshly treated, you endure it with patience? But if when you do what is right and suffer for it you patiently endure it, it finds favor with God....I Peter 2:19-20.
- ....WE LEARN TO BE CLOTHED IN HUMILITY. ...clothe yourselves in humility toward one another, for God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble.
Grace and favor are interchangeable. Some of the things we can know about Mary, the mother of Jesus, is she evidently was quite generous, could suffer unfair insult quietly, and was exquisitely humble. Mary was greatly troubled at the announcement she would bear God's child. The angel explained why she had been chosen, Do not be afraid, Mary; for you have found favor with God...Luke 1:30. Mary possessed gracitational pull.....and so do we!