August 14, 2020
What can I do to let in the Light?
Only God can affect real honest change. It is through grace we are saved. Sometimes it is easier to extend grace to others than to claim it for ourselves. Indeed, it would be impossible to even accept grace at all, if God wasn’t calling us.
Apostle Paul says it best when he writes about himself as “being the worst of all sinners,” but then declares that neither he nor God hold that negative account against him. His “freedom in Christ in all things” was bought by Christ’s blood, not from following the current doctrine of his day. It was Paul’s relationship with Jesus that made him justified before the Father.
When Jesus came, He began His act of grace, by showing how impossible it was for man to reach God on human merit. Jesus through his teachings made the “narrow way” even more narrow till, at one point, the disciples became so frustrated that they threw up their hands and exclaimed “Who can be saved?” To this Jesus responded, “With man it is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
All things are possible with God? What does that mean for me? What does that mean for you?
Are you relying on your own righteousness? Do you think that is sufficient?
Jesus gave up heaven to be a human. He even laid down His life for us, so that we could live without fear. His love for us was demonstrated in that when we were still sinners Christ died for us.
We may never fully appreciate how much God loves us and how willing and ready He is to accept us. He has come to where you are to meet with you today. You can do nothing to bridge that gap on your own! It is God who made you, and it is He who calls you, it is He who justifies you, and it is He who embraces you!
Be honest with who you really are, and accept his love, forgiveness and tender grace.
Jesus said, “Behold I stand at the door and knock.” Will you open your closet door and let God’s light in?
If you never have asked Him to be in your life and change your heart, will you consider doing so today? There are no magic words, just let Him know that you are open to the idea that He may have what you are looking for. God is listening.
You may have heard this verse before, but listen to what it might mean for you today: “For God so loved the world that He gave the world His only begotten son, that whoever believes in Him will not perish, but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)