Grace? What is it? Amazing? Really?
Grace—God takes the initiative to give us something we don’t deserve. Amazing? Yes, precisely because we are so undeserving.
Who breaks the power of sin and darkness?
God created us to live in perfect harmony with Him. But every last one of us goes our own way, and we do things we know are wrong. When we refuse to live the way we know God wants us to live, it creates a chasm between us and God. It’s like we’re wandering in the darkness, unable to find our way to the light of God.
Unfailing love . . . mighty so much stronger
The good news is God loved us too much to leave us that way.
You took my place . . . bore my cross . . . laid down your life
None of us can find the way back to the light again on our own. God knew only one who had never been in darkness could welcome us to the light. So He sent His one and only son, Jesus, to bear the punishment for our sin. He died in our place.
That I would be set free
Jesus can set us free from guilt. . . fear . . . darkness.
How do I experience that freedom?
God simply asks that you admit your rebellion against Him. Tell Him you accept what Jesus did on your behalf. Thank Him for bringing you back into the light. Matter of fact, why not do that right now? You can pray this simple prayer:
Dear God, I admit that I have sinned against you. I confess that I have tried to live my life on my own without you. Thank you for sending Jesus to earth to teach me your ways, and then die to pay for my sins. I accept what he has done for me. Thank you for welcoming me back into your arms, this time forever! Help me walk in your ways from now on.
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