Saved by Grace!
“On the contrary, we believe it is through the grace of the Lord Jesus that we are saved, just as they are.” Acts 15:11
Being alive today is not the reward of merit but the gift of grace, not because you are cute or handsome or good-looking, but the unearned bounty of God’s free favor. The grace of God is a gift from the Lord, and he gives us this privilege to receive the free and unmerited God’s favor as manifested in the salvation of sinners and bestowed blessings to those who believed. When we don’t receive the grace of God, then our lives are meaningless, and suffering will take deep root more and more. Therefore, I pray suffering would not take root in your life in Jesus’ name. Amen.
My grandma would say to me: “don’t worry much about your appearance, don’t worry about how much money you have, nor worry about the circumstances you may find yourself but worry if the grace of God is not sufficient for you.” Because it’s only grace that can give us freedom from debasement; Through her statement, I realized that grace is not something that can be bought, but rather something that comes from God. Therefore, the redeeming activities in our lives today are not by work or money or anything else but by grace.
Ephesians 2:8-9says, “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”
Grace is the saving power mediated through Christ’s death on the cross and the resurrection event. That is why Christ becomes the savior of all who has faith in Him and love for God. That’s why life without grace is like living in a desert without a source of water where nothing thrives. It is like living without refreshment but remaining thirsty until we lose the strength to live. Because water brings hopes and dreams of living things alive, that will make everyone feels good about themselves.
Likewise, Christ in you is the grace that brings hope and dreams back into life that is not only temporary but also permanent. When you receive Christ, you receive the ability to see and understand the abundant beauty of life. Because through Jesus, believers are well maintained on earth and strengthening till eternity. Ephesians 2:5 says, “God made us alive with Christ even though we were dead in trespasses. You are saved by grace!”
1. Father, I thank you for your mercy and your love for me.
2. I hold on to your salvation through faith and trust.
3. My God, release your sufficient grace over my life so that I may live a prosperous life in Jesus’ name.