by grace you have been saved
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—”Ephesians 2: 8 (NIV)
So often I find myself working to prove to Christ that what I am doing for him deserves his validation and recognition; and that is shows him that I am a hard working Christian. But is that what being a Christian is all about—proving to him that I deserve to be a Christian and under his good graces? I already have grace, because I was saved through faith. And yet, I find it intriguing that I should have the free gift of God’s grace, and still try to earn it by working.
However, it’s almost a waited effort, because God doesn’t ask for my works to repay Him for the sacrifice He freely gave to me. Instead, all he wants is my undivided attention and my heart. And that I can freely give, because it’s all I have to offer such a High King—the King of Kings that has flooded my heart with a Living Water so sweet, it takes my breath away.