The Thought for the Week this week is written by Mandy Stinglehammer

by Susie Jean Sharkey

Ephesians 2:8,9 NLT

God saved you by His can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it.”

We can never deserve the grace of God, no matter how we try!

It doesn’t matter how often we pray or read our bibles, or go to church, we will never do enough to earn the forgiveness of God. How could we, when it required such a price? It was Christ who won our forgiveness for us. We will never be worthy of this, even if we are good right up to the day we die. It will never have been sufficient for a holy God.

What liberation when we fully realise this. We can stop worrying about whether we are good enough, but relax in the love and forgiveness of God, and serve Him with a grateful, rejoicing heart.

And what evidence of His grace that he chooses human channels to move through. The effectiveness of the blood of Christ is so miraculous that it can make an imperfect channel clean enough to bear the anointing of God!