George Müller, a man of God who lived by faith distinguished between the extraordinary gift of faith and the more ordinary grace of faith. He ran an orphanage during when he would reply on God to supply his daily needs. He believed in God’s scriptural promises and so his needs were taken care of and his life thus remains as an example of God’s continual care for His children. He believed that he did not have the gift of faith, which would produce miracles but rather the grace of faith which enabled him to simply believe the scriptures. Thus he proved to us that an ordinary person can exercise this same grace and see God’s promises come to pass.
This is what he said: The difference between the gift and the grace of faith seems to me this. According to the gift of faith I am able to do a thing, or believe that a thing will come to pass, the not doing of which, or the not believing of which would not be sin; according to the grace of faith I am able to do a thing, or believe that a thing will come to pass, respecting which I have the word of God as the ground to rest upon, and, therefore, the not doing it, or the not believing it would be sin. For instance, the gift of faith would be needed, to believe that a sick person should be restored again though there is no human probability: for there is no promise to that effect; the grace of faith is needed to believe that the Lord will give me the necessaries of life, if I first seek the kingdom of God and His righteousness: for there is a promise to that effect. Matthew 6:33-42