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Amazing Grace

Grace says that every life is redeemable, no matter who we are, where we are, or how we got there. Just read the testimony of Janez Clatk Ruiters on the testimony page of whynotimpact to see the proof.

Some people who are generally “good” often fail to understand why they need God’s grace. The belief that when we don’t do bad things, give to the poor and go to church on Sundays means that we don’t need to ask God for His grace through His Son, Jesus Christ, is very flawed. Not because I say so, but because God does. Scripture tells us that every single person has sinned, no matter how law-abiding and good we might be. In Hebrews we read that everyone has sinned and falls short of the glory of God. Because God is holy, sin cannot dwell with Him. So we also read in Hebrews that the cost for sin is death. That death means an eternity outside of God’s presence. Therefore, “good” people need to rethink their flawed idea.

On the other hand, those of us who have turned our back on the Father and chose a path of self-destruction and filth, often doubt whether there is any way back. Like the prodigal son who found himself in a pigsty after messing up his life, we end up in a gutter flowing with drugs, alcohol, promiscuity, lust, hatred or any other sin you can imagine. This lonely, depressing state of affairs only gets darker and darker until there seems to be no more hope. But remember this… there is no place so dark, or dirty or deep that God cannot reach in to! That’s what He does. He’s a life saver and life savers risk their own lives to save others. Jesus didn’t only risk His life, He gave His life so that we might be saved. If you are thinking that your life isn’t worthy of being saved, God doesn’t agree. He leaves the 99 (who are in a safer place) to save the one who is stuck in their sin and rejoices when you are saved.

But, whichever one of the 2 places you might find yourself in, to receive grace, we need to make a decision. To get a present from someone, we need to take it from them. Nobody I know, refuses a present that is given with love. Why then, do we refuse God’s most precious gift of His Son and the grace that accompanies it. An eternal life with God requires a decision that only takes a moment. But the result of that choice will be evident in our lives from then on, if our decision was genuine. Accept that you have sinned. Accept that Jesus Christ died for your sins and that He rescues us from the deepest abyss. Choose to turn away from the life that you have been living. Choose to trust God on the road ahead.

My chains are gone, I’ve been set free. My God and Saviour has rescued me. And like a flood His mercy flows… Unending love, amazing grace!

Have an amazing day!

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