Through the grace of God we are saved through faith. We would be lost forever if it was wasn’t for the Lord’s great mercy on us all. He has shown His compassion on each us, though we don’t deserve it. We’ve lived a life so contrary to His will. We have let the lusts of our flesh have full reign in our lives. Without God’s grace we would be stuck forever in our sins. For this reason Jesus sacrificed himself on the cross. He paid the price for our sins that we might be redeemed. It is because of Jesus that we can learn to control the flesh. He has power to cut through the chains that have us bound. He helps us escape the clutches of addiction. He fights for our cause because He loves us. Many times over the Lord could have given up on us but He doesn’t. If we might follow in His ways we will be free from the power of sin. It may still affect us but He will deliver us if we confide in Him. He will be our shield when temptations arise. The more we seek the Lord the more we will want to walk in His ways. Through prayer, we will be more ready to do His will. Walking in the Spirit will be a part of who we are. It will become natural to us to live for Jesus. For it is our love for Him that drives us to follow.
It is our faith in Christ that changes our lives. Through the grace of God we have hope for a better day. Our lives are changed and the veil is removed from our eyes. We can truly see God’s good will. His words are a light to our path. He gives us great wisdom and teaches us to do good works. Strive this day to better follow Jesus. Good works were prepared for us to live by. Open your hearts to God and let Him use you to do good. This is what the Lord desires. Thank You Jesus for delivering me from a life of sin. I was so wretched but you still saw the best in me. You saw right through the sins that had me bound. You saw my potential and who I could become. Thank for your saving grace. Though I was lost You found me and had compassion. I have faith in You and know that You live. You are alive in my heart. You light up my life. To be like You is what I desire. There is no one else I’d rather follow. Use me to bring about your good works. May your kindness flow deep in my heart. My hope lies in You, my Lord. In trials I can trust in You. I give everything to know You. Everything I hope for is because of You, Jesus. Thank You for the cross. I will forever be in your debt. I love You.
Ephesians 2:8-10 (KJV)
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.