“For it was only through this wonderful grace that we believed in him. Nothing we did could ever earn this salvation, for it was the gracious gift from God that brought us to Christ!” Ephesians 2:8 TPT
I enjoy exchanging gifts at parties. I delight in seasonal wrapping papers and colorful gift bags along with a hand-written note honoring my special guest.
I cherish time spent with family and friends.
Beautifully wrapped presents are memorable, but hand-written notes are treasures inscribed in one’s heart!
All perfect gifts are from above (James 1:17).
There is only one gift that brought me to Christ.
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When I accepted your grace, my heart and mind were eternally transformed. Your compassion and unmerited favor are the same yesterday, today and forever (Hebrew 13:8).
Thank goodness, I didn’t have to earn Salvation! It was freely given.
Please forgive me if I was stubborn at first, but I was a lost soul. Because of my sinful nature, I disrespected you in so many ways. I was headed to self-destruction. (Proverbs 1:19)
My heart was choked with unforgiveness, anger, resentment, and pride. I was blindfolded by these emotions! The heart is deceitful and cannot be fully trusted (Jeremiah 17:9).
I had accomplished so much in life yet never acknowledged you along the way! I was self-reliant and possibly obsessed with pursuing the ‘American dream’.
Thanks for not giving up on me all of these years.
I now realize how broken I was but you redeemed me and made me whole.
How did I do it?
One winter morning, I repented of my sins, invited you into my heart, surrendered my life at the foot of the Cross, accepted you as my Lord and Savior, and most importantly I walked away from a self-destructive lifestyle and never looked back again!
You delivered me from hell and saved my soul (Psalm 103: 4). I’m a new person in Christ, refreshed and renewed (2 Corinthians 5:17).
I value every reward from above.
How about you my friend? Have you accepted His Grace today?
In Jesus’ name, I praise.