'For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith.' Ephesians 2:8 NIV
All we have to do to be saved by God and have eternal life is repent of our sin and put our trust in Jesus. When we do that, we choose membership in his family, and are guaranteed a place in Heaven. Isn't that amazing?! In the world, we have to rely on ourselves for everything. In God's Kingdom, we have to let go and trust God. We have an identity - we belong, without having to prove why we should.
The Bible says: 'For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith - and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God' (Ephesians 2:8 NIV). Maybe we accepted this gift of salvation years ago, or just recently, or maybe we're doing it right now (if you are, make sure you ask another believer for support in the decision to trust God with your life).
But, there are many people in our lives who don't know about God, let alone know what they need to do to be saved. Jesus calls us to be part of making 'disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you' (Matthew 28:19-20 NIV). We have a responsibility to show them how great God is and how they too can be saved.
So what now? Share your faith story in your own way - through conversation, on social media, or through serving. God will use your story to save others.
Soulfood: Hab 1-3 John 5:1-15 Ps 15 Pro 24:7,