Through the grace of God we are saved, through faith in Christ. We must accept Jesus into our hearts and desire to make a change in our lives. Forgiveness from the Lord is necessary to enter the kingdom of God. Repentance is not a onetime event. It is important every day. We must fall upon our knees and plead for His mercy. “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”. Even though we may not always appear to be sinning on the outside, God can also see our thoughts. Images we put in our minds that are contrary to the Lord will drive away the Spirit. Things we do to affect others and to hurt ourselves should be confessed openly to Him and others we’ve offended. We must call upon God and give up what is holding us back. For the Lord is willing to heal our hearts if we let Him in. He will take our addictions and give us strengths. He will be the one that fulfills our every desire.
Jesus paid the price for our sins. His death on the cross was done that we might live again. We are “justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus”. We are favored by the Lord when we come to Him. He helps us up when we fall. For those that believe in Jesus, His righteousness will be upon them. God passes “over the sins that were previously committed” through His great mercy. All darkness will pass away for He will light up our lives. Oh Lord, forgive me of my sins. Let Your mercy restore my heart. Thank You for Your grace. Though I don’t deserve it You still lift me up and have compassion on me. You’ve never given up on me, even though I have fallen so many times. I am so thankful for Your great love You’ve shown me. My heart is grateful for Your kindness. You’ve heard my cries and healed my heart time and again. You are so faithful and true. You are my King who I give praise and honor. I love You.
Romans 3:21-26 (NKJV)
21 But now the righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets,
22 even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe. For there is no difference;
23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
24 being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,
25 whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed,
26 to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.
Artist: Josh Wilson
Album: That Was Then, This Is Now (2015)
Song: Grace Upon Grace