When we come into this world we come with nothing. We’re helpless infants who are fully reliant on our mothers, fathers, and doctors. Without their help, we would have died. The older we get, the more independent we become. We don’t need our parents to survive anymore. We can feed, clothe and take care of ourselves without any hassle. With this new independence, we have a life focus shift… Instead of focusing on our NEEDS, we begin to focus on our WANTS. Our minds become set on worldly things… money, relationships, jobs, our looks and other belongings.
Here’s the problem with that… All those things are good, but we can’t take them with us. When we die, all those things stay here on earth and they’re nothing to us. We return to the ground and become dust once more. There is only one thing that matters in life… What we are going to choose to do with our soul. Are you going to give your life to Christ, or settle for complacency and live life your own way?
We don’t deserve grace. We are literally made of dust. We are nothing. In fact, we were born into sin. We’re worthless and filthy… But God CHOOSES to love us and give us life. Nobody is an accident, because God willingly chose you to be… He chooses to sustain us. He chooses to give us worth. He protects us. He chose us believers before the foundations of the earth. His love for us is so deep that Christ humbled Himself, became a human, and bought us back through His blood. He willingly paid our ransom for sin.
God in His love, mercy and grace reached down and rescued us from our impending destruction.
Nothing we can do could separate us from God’s grace and love… And nothing we can do could “buy” God’s grace and love. Grace can’t be earned. It’s a gift to us from God’s own hand. Grace is 100% Him, and 0% us. All we need to do is accept His gift and give our life to Christ.
We are nothing, He is everything.
“For by GRACE you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the GIFT of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9