Yesterday morning in church, we sang a medley of songs about heaven, as well as, grace. While singing, my mind pondered how freeing it is to live a life indelibly marked by God’s grace. None of us deserve God’s grace. Maybe as a believer in Jesus you have wondered where you would be if it had not been for the Lord. I often do. Then other times, when aware of my sin nature, the idea of God’s grace made known to me causes me to want to weep and sometimes I do. If you are a believer in Jesus, surely you know and experience the grace of God on a daily basis!
He cares so deeply for His children and His love is boundless and inexhaustible, unfathomable.
With all the uncertainly in this world, the lack of peace has to cause many who don’t know Jesus to at least wonder how to make sense of it all. Surely, observing the events would shake ones soul and cause questions to swirl. I’m wondering if you are in that state now, would you be looking for peace?
The One that lives inside me is the only One that’s been able to give my life
and a plan.
He is my stability, my Rock, and my Home. This all encompassing God also has a place reserved for me in Heaven. I know this for certain, and it’s not because of anything I’ve done. It’s actually because of everything He did for me when He died on the cross. Then when I made the choice to receive His gift of salvation, then certainty and assurance became my eternal hope.
I don’t deserve this one bit.
It certainly isn’t because I’m a good person or because of any good works I’ve done.
I am not a good person, nor do I have to do good works to earn this salvation.
Any good coming from me is Jesus inside me and the good works are done only because I love Him.
Earning my salvation is not needed.
My faith is in the person of Jesus, not a religion. This keeps me from becoming callous to the world and its troubles.
In fact, my heart is more tender to this world and prayer is my response.
Certainly, I’ve decided to follow Jesus which means my life is directed to being part of the solution to the worlds ills. But my hope and peace are not found in this world. So how does one find this peace?
These verses explain how to find peace with God.
John 3:16&17- “For God so loved the world, that He gave his only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through Him.
John 14:6- Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
Romans 3:23-for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God…
Romans 6:23- For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is
eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Ephesians 2:8-9 – I mean that you have been saved by grace through believing. You did not save yourselves; it was a gift from God. 9 It was not the result of your own efforts, so you cannot brag about it.
Acts 2:21 – And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.
If you believe what you’ve just read, then you can ask Jesus to come live in your heart and He will. It is the best decision you will ever make. You can pray something like this and Jesus will hear you and come live in your heart.
Dear Jesus, I know I need you. I am in need of your forgiveness. I believe you are God’s Son and that you died on the cross for my sin. I believe God raised you from the dead. I receive you as my Lord and Savior now. Please forgive my sin and help me to follow you all the days of my life. Amen.
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