Faith & Values
Preacher's Corner: Thank God for His grace
Nov 27, 2015 at 6:00 PM
Having a relationship with God is the best thing that’s ever happened to me. It’s God’s desire for all to be saved and born again. The fact is He’s given us something that no one else can give. It’s His grace.
Why do we need His grace? We need His grace because we, as a people, need to be saved from our sins. Grace is God’s unmerited and undeserved favor upon sinners. Grace is God’s love in action toward men who merit the opposite of love, and grace is God moving heaven and earth to save sinners who could not lift a finger to save themselves.
Therefore, God sent His only Son to save us from our sins to be reconciled back to Him. Thank God for grace and for Jesus. The word of God reflects upon this grace in Ephesians 2:8, which says, “For by grace are ye saved through faith, and not of yourselves. It is the gift of God, not of works lest we should boast.”
There is no power on earth like God’s power, and we have so much for which to thank God. Having the opportunity and privilege to be a Christian is a great blessing.
The joy of knowing we are cared for by a sovereign God who loves us unconditionally and who blesses us in spite of and not despite of our sins is just amazing.
With all that’s going on in the world where people are not too quick to forgive each other, and the value of life has become devalued, makes us appreciate God’s grace even more. I’m so glad God thought we as a human race was worth saving.
If God doesn’t do anything else, He’s already done more than enough.
It matters not how one starts out in this world, but how we finish – saved or unsaved – before leaving this world that matters.
Are you saved and born again? Have you repented of your sins? Have you accepted Jesus as your Lord and personal savior? Have you made your choice of heaven or hell? Do you love your neighbor (humanity) as yourself?
These questions are a matter of eternal life or eternal death. It’s time to consider our ways and be about our Heavenly Father’s business before it’s everlasting too late.
God’s grace is sufficient and certainly more than enough.
I thank God for His grace, and I’m proud to say that I thank God that I’ve made my choice.
Have you made yours?
Bishop Belita McMurry-Fite is pastor of Heaven’s View Baptist Church in Lebanon. Preacher’s Corner features a new local preacher writing a column each month.