July 4, 2020

Come to God

Posted By Jessica Taylor

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If being born into a good Christian family could get you into heaven, I would have had it made.

I was reared in a wonderful Christian home. My dad was a pastor, and by the time I was nine years old, my four older brothers were either in the ministry or away at school preparing for the ministry. I’ve been to church more than most people; when I was a kid, my dad was pastor of five churches at one time. He’d preach at three on Sunday morning or two in the morning, one in the afternoon, and two at night; and I was usually there. So I had plenty of church time.

Just as being born in a garage doesn’t make you a car, being born in a Christian family doesn’t make you a Christian. I certainly had more opportunities to hear the gospel than most people, but listening to it did not save me. Only grace could change my life.

He saved us, not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He washed away our sins, giving us a new birth and new life through the Holy Spirit (Titus 3:5, NLT).

I believe in church, I love church, and I’m committed to helping my Savior build His Church. But it’s only grace that gives me access to God. Only by His mercy is the old gone, the new come. That’s grace—undeserved mercies and privileges.

If you answered my questions yesterday and thought about life without God’s grace, thank Him today for His mercy. You have been saved, my friend, only because God had mercy on you. You did not deserve it, but He washed away your sins and gave you a new life.

Today, with a grateful heart, come to God in praise and worship.

Pit Stop Prayer

Father, yesterday I contemplated life without Your mercy and grace. Today I want to tell You how grateful I am that Your grace purged me from all of sin’s stains and brought me into Your presence. You came to seek me and save me and to make me Your own—even though I didn’t deserve it and I can never earn such favor. Thank You!