Ephesians 2:8, 9—“For by grace are ye saved through faith and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works lest any man should boast."
As a young girl I made the most important decision in my life when I chose to place my faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ alone. It was not because of anything I said or did, nor was it something that I earned; it was simply God’s gift of eternal life offered freely through His only Son, Jesus Christ Who paid for the penalty of sin through His death on the cross. I chose to accept this gift through childlike faith when I admitted to Him my need for a Savior and asked for complete forgiveness found only through Him. Immediately upon that moment, as is promised in His Word and provided by His grace, I became a child of God and will be through eternity.
I Peter 1:3—“Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,”
The wonderful news is that Jesus Christ did not remain dead after sacrificially giving HIs life on the cross but was miraculously raised to life again! Therefore, I am now able to live each day with true hope; as a child of God I can now enjoy fellowship with my living Savior while resting in His promise that someday I will dwell with Him in heaven!
because of LOVE
I John 4:10-11—“Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son [to be] the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.”
Because my heart overflows with love and gratitude towards the Christ Who gave Himself for me, my desire is to live each day seeking to magnify Him in all that I do and say while demonstrating to others His love. I am not only thankful for God’s unconditional love, but that even in my weaknesses and failures He continues to give grace for every step along life’s journey.