We left off last week trying to figure out where we fit into God's story.
This life that we have isn't all about us, rather we are a piece of God's story. When we give our life to Jesus we are adding our value to it because of the value inside of us Jesus has given us.
Yesterday was Easter and I truly hope you all had a wonderful weekend celebrating what our Savior did for us.
From the very beginning we fell into sin and we were separated from Him. That was the beginning of human history as we know it to be true.
But where do WE, where do YOU fit into all of this?
Right now, right where you are did you know you fit into God's story? You do.
Because you have a God that became a human, he took on the sins for you and all mankind.
We hear all these songs about grace… amazing grace wonderful grace everlasting grace. The story of God becomes the fall of human beings.
Romans 3:20-22 20 For no one can ever be made right with God by doing what the law commands. The law simply shows us how sinful we are. 21 But now God has shown us a way to be made right with him without keeping the requirements of the law, as was promised in the writings of Moses[i] and the prophets long ago. 22 We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are.
Romans 3:23 For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.
That is our snapshot of Grace. That even though we physically can not be good all the time. . if we put our faith in Jesus Christ, no matter what our background, no matter what happen to us, no matter what we experienced WE ARE GIVEN GRACE!!!
Why b/c we deserve it?? NO simply b/c God is a God who loves us with no conditions.
Matthew 7:21-23New Living Translation (NLT)
21 “Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter. 22 On judgment day many will say to me, ‘Lord! Lord! We prophesied in your name and cast out demons in your name and performed many miracles in your name.’ 23 But I will reply, ‘I never knew you. Get away from me, you who break God’s laws.’
I heard something yesterday that was so profound I had to share it. The stone of the tomb wasn't rolled away for Jesus to get out it was rolled away for us to come in. For us to enter into God's presence.
Without Jesus, the picture, the snapshot of grace doesn't develop into what it should be. Likewise without Jesus grace can't cover your sins for you to inherit The Kingdom of heaven.
There are lots of people who don't want to go to hell but have yet to fall in love with Jesus.
If you don't know Him I invite you to allow him in. Ask Him to forgive you of your sins, accept this free gift He gave and join fellow believers under grace.
Dive in deep within the new testament this week to unravel more of the grace story.
Have a wonderful week.