Salvation is a result of grace. “Grace is the unmerited abounding provision of the unrestrained operation of God’s infinite love that comes through Jesus on behalf of man, especially for those who choose to depend on Him” – Creflo Dollar.
By grace, God first allows us to see that we are in darkness (living without dependency on Him) and reveals to us the light (His salvation from the power of Satan). When this revelation occurs, God permits us to choose between life (salvation that yields the blessing) and death (damnation that yields the curse).
Deuteronomy 30:19-20 NLT “Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live! You can make this choice by loving the Lord your God, obeying him, and committing yourself firmly to him. This is the key to your life. And if you love and obey the Lord, you will live long in the land the Lord swore to give your ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.”
When your eyes have been enlightened to this glorious gospel, it requires your faith for it to be in operation in your life. It is through faith, your belief in what Jesus did through His death, burial, resurrection, and seating at the right hand of the Father that allows you to lay hold of all that grace has provided through salvation. -GRACE MADE SALVATION AVAILABLE AND YOUR FAITH TAKES IT!-
Ephesians 2:8 KJ For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Now, with salvation being in operation in your life, you can go on to do the good works that God has predestined for you to walk in.
Ephesians 2:10 NLT 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.
Prayer for the Journey
Thank you, God, for saving me. Thank you for opening my eyes to the fact that I was in darkness. It is through my belief alone and not works that I enter into the light. Now father as I am forever in a relationship with you, help me do your will.
In Jesus Name, Amen!