Am I Captured by His Grace?
Ephesians 2:8-9 KJV
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.
The power that raises men and women out of the darkness and makes them alive in Christ is in the power of the Gospel (for by grace are ye saved.) Salvation brings spiritual life to the dead. Before we can experience the grace of God, we have to see ourselves as the sinners we truly are before a Holy God. What is this gift of grace Paul writes about? He says, it’s not of yourselves that you have salvation but that the gift of God is through faith in Jesus Christ. No works are involved in God’s gift of grace. Good works cannot produce salvation but are the evidence of His so great salvation ––a work done in you.
Have you been captured by His grace? John Newton, the great song writer and preacher of the gospel, wrote these words in his song, “Amazing Grace”–––“How precious did that grace appear, the hour I first believed.” John Newton was a poor lost sinner, a wretch, as the song describes him, before the Lord captured his heart, on a storm tossed ship. Picture John Newton’s experiences at sea, with the treacherous waves and frightening storms singing–––Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me. I once was lost but now am found, was blind, but now I see.
Beloved friend, the story of salvation begins you to the foot of the cross, where grace covers all sin. Grace is a powerful force in the world and can save any sinner that will repent and put their faith and trust in Jesus Christ. May you begin now to partake of His wonderful grace with your whole heart and from this very moment know the Author of grace, the Rescuer of your soul.
Lord, I know that I’m a hopeless sinner and need Your saving grace to rescue my poor lost soul.