How is the ego healed?
How are you saved even from yourself?
How big is the gift God provided for you?
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.” – Ephesians 2:8-9
There is nothing that you can do to make yourself more pleasing to God- that’s Grace!
Your effort makes you struggle and your struggle causes pain- that’s Grace!
You don’t deserve it nor do I and all the good that we could ever do in a million lifetimes would never let us deserve it- that’s Grace!
A man named Jesus who was the Son of God stretched out His hands and hung on a cross and He was despised and rejected by all and He did it for you and for me- that’s Grace!
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith”- the good news of the gospel of Christ is that our efforts and toils and following of the rigid law are no longer what matters– that’s Grace!
God has provided a beautiful way for us to be saved from ourselves and our ego and the pain that goes with it- that’s Grace!
If you are still trying to measure up- just let go and accept Him through Faith and His Grace washes it all away.
I know many of you were raised just like I was “yes you are saved BUT you still have to DO this and DO that and you can’t BE like this or like that and for heaven’s sake don’t even think like that- this takes away the power of God to work in your life, it steals the faith you need to grow and it robs you of the joy of the journey- I know it did for me and I speak to people every day who are struggling because of the opposite of Grace- legalism.
If you are Doing it then it’s not Grace its by works and that causes people to boast not Praise and Honor and Glory to go to the Father!