#1. I AM SAVED BY GRACE AND NOt BY My WORKS.
Simple truth: I AM SAVED BY THE GOD’S GRACE.
That because God loves (not hates), He sent His Son Jesus to come to earth, die on the Cross to atone for the sins of men, so that whoever believes does not perish but receives eternal LIFE.
John.3:2 One night he came to Jesus and said, “Teacher, we know that you are a teacher sent from God. No one can do these miraculous signs that you do unless they have God’s help.” (3) Jesus answered, “I assure you, everyone must be born again. Anyone who is not born again cannot be in God’s kingdom.”
John 3:16 Yes, God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him would not be lost but have eternal life. (17) God sent his Son into the world. He did not send him to judge the world guilty, but to save the world through him.
Eph.2:8 God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. (9) Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. (NLT)
“The gift of Christ is not the Christian Religion, but the GRACE and LOVE of GOD, which culminate in the CROSS.” — Dietrich Bonhoeffer (German pastor, theologian, author and martyr.)
2. I AM MADE RIGHT, I AM A WORK IN PROGRESS AND I AM BLESSED IN HIM.
“I am made right: ‘Talking about our status as righteous (justified) so that we have been reconciled to God (no longer enemy).
“I am work in progress”:
The other in our lives is the LEARNING process to build a life based on God’s Word (the Bible): It’s a matter of GROWING toward MATURITY
• How you build a family
• How you do business
It must be stressed that all of this is a PROCESS. People want instant, but the truth is all need PROCESS.
Don’t emphasize perfection in ourselves or in others, what we want to find is PROGRESS.
“I am blessed in Him:“
• I am not alone: God will always walk with me, God will never leave me, the Holy Spirit dwells in my life.
• Jesus loves me: He knows me by name.
3. ALL THINGS THAT HAPPEN IN MY LIFE WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD
God is with me and always works in my life.
Rom.8:28 And we know that God causes everything to work together[a] for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.
Sometimes we don’t understand, but we must always believe that what God is doing is always for our good. If something happens it is not according to what we pray for and we want because God has a better design.
4. I AM CALLED ACCORDING TO HIS PURPOSE
If we want to have a significant life (meaning) we must be able to connect our vision of life (purpose, purpose) with God’s purpose, that is called CALLING. Everyone must find a holy discontent in his life, which is one thing / reason why we are in this world, and a personal call to partner with God. When we do what we believe is a calling in our lives, then it gives energy in our lives, becomes an excuse and gives us the excitement to get up early and give strength when we face challenges in our lives. Don’t measure his life with comfort, money, convenience, but with obedience and significance.
• God’s design is beautiful: Ps. 139; Jer.29: 11
Eph.2:10 God has made us what we are. In Christ Jesus, God made us new people so that we would spend our lives doing the good things he had already planned for us to do.
5. TOGETHER WE LIVE FOR THE GLORY OF GOD.
Focus your life on bringing glory to God. Have the principle that I will not do anything that does not glorify God. Use all your strength to serve God.
Joh.17:4 I have glorified you on the earth by faithfully doing everything you’ve told me to do. (TPT)