Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Not because of anything that we have done... but because of His own purpose and grace.
Grace~ it is so hard to wrap our minds around this subject. Yet, whether we feel it or not, it's there. God has chosen to give it to each of us before the beginning of time! It's not something we deserve, earn or can get rid of.
I have watched many of my church friends scared to death after salvation about making heaven. They believe that if they have road rage on the way to work and die in a car wreck with malace in their hearts that they won't make heaven. I cannot imagine this kind of relationship witih God. The kind where you have to remember everything at the end of the day to ask for forgiveness, hoping you don't miss one thing... because that may be the one thing to take you to hell if you leave it out while confessing your sins. Our God is SO much bigger than that!
Yes, we should do good works and constantly strive to live better than the day before... but it's not by works that we are saved... but through faith.
Allow God's grace to fall on you today. Freely accept it. He loves you. He is not standing over you to punish you... but to pull you in and embrace you.
You can live freely and assuredly knowing that you are heaven bound...