4 But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, 5 that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!) 6 For he raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus. 7So God can point to us in all future ages as examples of the incredible wealth of his grace and kindness toward us, as shown in all he has done for us who are united with Christ Jesus.
8 God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. 9 Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. 10 For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. Ephesians 2: 4-8 NLT
This passage has always been very powerful for me!
Isn’t it amazing?!!
“Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it.” (Ephesians 2:9 NLT)
It is all about what He did…and is doing…for us!
I think sometimes, if you are like me, we tend to focus in on all of our flaws and think…“Wow! I’m such a mess! What does God see in me?” It is in times like these that we need to remember that He loves us so much! He created us in His likeness and image…and that He wants to shower us with His transforming grace and kindness as He transforms our mess into His masterpiece as examples of His amazing grace and kindness toward us to bring others to Him. How do I know this is true? Because of a verse that often gets over looked…
7So God can point to us in all future ages as examples of the incredible wealth of his grace and kindness toward us, as shown in all he has done for us who are united with Christ Jesus. Ephesians 2:7 NLT
His grace filled transformation of our mess and His great kindness to us is the testimony He points to us to show others how much He loves them. That it is possible for Him to love them…in the midst of their mess, too! He wants everyone to know that He has done this for all who are united with Christ! Sooo powerful!!! Such amazing grace and love!
One day at a time…let’s unwrap His Grace so that His transforming power can create His masterpiece out of our mess and bring Glory to Him for the salvation of others who, like us, so desperately need Him.
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