My memory verse for the month of February is Ephesians 2:8-9, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith- and this is not for yourselves, it is the gift of God- not by works, so that no one can boast.”
How beautiful that we don’t have to earn saving. God doesn’t make us jump through hoops to get salvation. He saw the sin of His creation, so He sent a solution which is Jesus. This is only by the grace of God. There’s no getting around it. Everyone would be doomed if it weren’t for God covering us with His unchanging grace. We’d be stuck in that rut called sin. We’d never break free from the hopeless prisons that we confine ourselves too. We have no hope without grace.
Jesus comes from grace and hope comes from Jesus. Then God wraps it up with a big bow and freely gifts it to everyone who asks. We declare that God has covered us in His grace through our faith in Him. We have to have faith that His grace truly has covered us. Praise Jesus that His grace has saved me and not my own works. If you look around you can clearly see that we live in a world full of individuals who have put their faith in themselves while deeming them efficient enough to save themselves. As a result we live in a chaotic and confused world. But, thanks to the grace of God we don’t have to live in that confusion if we choose so. Allow yourself to be washed in His grace because it’s offered up for us, His most beloved creation.
Side note: Check out Jon McLaughlin’s new album, Angst and Grace, because it is one of my new favorites. (Insert all the heart eye emojis.)