We all have been given a sphere of influence. Be it with our friends, family, coworkers or whoever we are around. We as people can either influence someone negatively with death, or positively with life. For the born again Christian, the Scriptures say that we all are ministers of reconciliation. And I believe that we are influenced by God in order to influence others with what God influences us with. And when I say influence, I don't mean that God forces us so we should go out and force others to live like us, no. But it is a willingly submissive desire to give ourselves over to Gods influence. We realize that God is so good and amazing we give ourselves over to his influence. The Word Grace has been presented to us as God's unmerited favor, and as true as this definition of Grace may be, I don't believe that it gives us a full understanding of the meaning of the Word Grace. The definition for Grace in the Greek means, the divine influence upon the heart which is reflected in the life which produces gratitude. As human beings, God designed us to be influenced by him. But we live in a fallen world where we have allowed other things to have us under its influence other than God. I would like to encourage you to allow yourself to be under the influence of God only, you don't have to worry about hangovers or feeling bad the next day. But instead your body will be filled with overwhelming love and joy and peace, the things the human heart truly desires. The life of God provides this for us through the Lord Jesus Christ.