Touching the Hem-Day9
The Word - "For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast." - Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV
A Thought - If someone gave me a brand new car and asked only that I choose to accept it as a gift, would you think me a bit loony if I kept trying to pay for it? What if I refused to drive it because I felt like I didn't deserve it? The truth is, we do not deserve salvation and God's gift really is too good for us. Nevertheless, in Christ, it is ours. Let's stop trying to earn it and start enjoying it as our Father in Heaven intended. Pay it forward? Yes! We call that ministry and evangelism. Pay it back? Foolish and Impossible!
A Prayer - Jesus, you have done the hard work of paying for my sin and providing me righteousness. Let me cease from punishing myself for my past sins and begin walking in the joy of your forgiveness. And give me this day the opportunity and the courage to pay it forward! In the Name of Jesus, Amen.
Touch the Hem of Jesus' Robe and transform your life, 60 seconds at a time. - Scott