- Now God has us where he wants us, with all the time in this world and the next to shower grace and kindness upon us in Christ Jesus. Saving is all his idea, and all his work. All we do is trust him enough to let him do it. It’s God’s gift from start to finish! We don’t play the major role. If we did, we’d probably go around bragging that we’d done the whole thing! No, we neither make nor save ourselves. God does both the making and saving. He creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join him in the work he does, the good work he has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing.
From the moment we say YES to God He begins our road map. Wait, even BEFORE we say yes, He has a road map for our lives. How does that make any sense? I am still trying to wrap my brain around God, but this is one of those things that some times just does not make any sense. If He planned our lives out as it says in Jeremiah 29:11 and before we even born at that, then does that mean He knows that some do not choose salvation or does it mean they miss out on their destiny if they don’t accept Jesus as their savior? Sigh! The things that go on in this head of mine!
Let’s just think for one moment. What happens when a person accepts Jesus? Well, they are now heaven bound simply because they choose Jesus as their savior. They also have this wonderful easy button now called grace. Another bonus is that God will always be their provider, their protector in troubled times, their comforter in the sad times and so many more bonuses here on earth when they choose the one way of God. Here is where things can get a bit tricky for some.
When we are saved by His grace, it is not a license to sin or still do whatever we were doing before we knew God. Once we step onto that bridge of grace, we should begin to have a less of a desire for the things of this world and this very strong desire to serve God. As He renews our mind, we begin not to want to drink so much or smoke cigarettes. We begin to have this desire for solid, pure relationships. Perhaps we finally begin to like who we are as a person. No matter what happens to us we will always have the grace of God and He will quickly forgive our sins when we ask.
So all in all, there is only one way to salvation. There is only one way to travel and as many of us discovered, the path IS narrow! Once we finally discover that we belong to God and it is by His grace alone we will get to see heaven, then we find peace…perfect peace. We begin to see that we can face ANY storm in our path. We find that we could walk the bridges of our lives even with our eyes closed because we have faith in a loving Father Who will take our hand and guide our every step. Now, isn’t that some peace to hold onto?