But God …

As we were praying the other night and the Lord brought this Scripture to my mind. It is taken from Ephesians 2:1-10, “2 And you were dead in the trespasses and sins 2 in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— 3 among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. 4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, 5 even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— 6 and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”

Prior to Christ Jesus, we were dead in our trespasses and sin. We followed the prince of this world and were headed for a devil’s hell.But God….  You found it in your mercy to save us through your Son Christ Jesus because of your love. Although we were dead in our trespasses and sin, you saved us through your great love through your Son Jesus. You made us alive through Christ Jesus. You saved us through grace through faith. This was not of our own doing but was by a gift of God, not a result of our works, so that no one can boast. We are His workmanship created in Christ Jesus, for good works, which God prepared before hand, so that we can walk with You!

What about you? Are you walking with Him daily? Are you in a relationship with Christ Jesus? If not, I pray that you will come to Him quickly. Time is short and there may not be a tomorrow for some people. I just read that a local woman was killed while sitting in her disabled car on the shoulder of the interstate. Another vehicle ran off the road and hit her from behind. She died instantly. There are no more tomorrows for her, but if you are reading this post, you have another chance to come to Jesus. I pray that you will choose wisely. I pray that you will ask Him into your heart and into your life today!

For those who have already chosen the way of our Lord and Savior, Praise the Lord! You are a brother and sister in Christ. I am thankful for your decision to follow Jesus! May the Lord Bless you and keep you. May His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. May the Lord lift His countenance upon you and give you peace (Cf. Numbers 6:24-26)!

Copyright July 21, 2022. Marketplace Evangelism Ministries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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