We are all recipients of God’s wonderful grace! However, God has provided a dimension of grace to bring us into relationship with him. The Apostle Paul wanted the people in Ephesus to realize this, so he informed them of how this grace experience works (Eph. 2:8-9 “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast”).
Perhaps you may feel that you are not ready for this grace experience for various reasons. I believe you are because this saving grace can never be earned through self-effort or good deeds. It’s free to those who can believe and receive it.
God has provided the way to access this free grace
I Cor. 15:3-4 “For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again on the third day according to the Scriptures”)
God is good and wants a relationship with sinful man
(John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life”)
God sent his only son into the world to die for sin
(Rom. 5:8 “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us”)
God has provided a free gift of eternal life for man’s sin problem
(Rom. 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord”)
God desires man to repent of his sin and believe on Jesus and be born-again
(2 Peter 3:9 “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance”)
God has provided only ONE means of man coming into relationship with him
(Acts 4:12 “Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved”)
Now that you have absolute truth from the Word of God on how to “Experience Grace” release your faith in the Word of God and pray this prayer to “Experience God’s Saving Grace”:
Father in heaven I know that you are a good God and you have provided a free gift of grace so that I can have a relationship with you through your Son, Jesus Christ. I am a sinner and I need your grace to free me from the wages of sin. I ask you now to forgive me of my sins as I place my faith in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ your Son. I ask that you come and live in my heart today through the indwelling presence of your Holy Spirit. I now believe I am forgiven, saved and in a peace filled relationship with you through Christ. Thank you for forgiving me for all of my sins and for giving me the free gift of eternal life, in Jesus name.
Now that you have “Experienced God’s Saving Grace” in having your sins forgiven and receiving the free gift of eternal life, I encourage you to:
Ø ° Daily communicate with God through prayer
Ø ° Develop a discipline of daily spending time with God through reading his Word
Ø ° Tell at least three friends about your relationship with God in the coming weeks
Ø ° Pray in order to find a good Bible teaching church where you can grow and serve God