How do you view Christianity? What do you think it means to be a Christian? So often it seems like it’s about following a bunch of rules. Do this. Don’t do that. Try your hardest to be good enough for God to love and accept you. Do your best to earn approval. We try, and we fail. We try, and we fail again. Some of us eventually give up, wondering what’s the point if our greatest efforts are never going to be enough for us to make the cut anyway.
Do you ever feel like this? Be introduced to amazing grace!
For most people, grace is a puzzle that seems impossible to grasp. How could a perfect God want us to come to Him just as we are, when we’re so imperfect? How could He love us in spite of the mistakes we make? How can He accept us when we mess up so often?
That’s where grace comes in. Jesus gave His life to pay for the wrong things we have done. Because of this,our sins have been washed away, and God not only doesn’t give what we do deserve, but gives us His blessings and favor that we don’t deserve. We don’t have to do anything to earn it. We just need to believe in what Jesus did for us, and receive it. No catch. No other qualifications.
Doesn’t this sound better than trying to be good enough for God to approve of you? Stop trying to earn His acceptance, and start receiving His amazing grace!
My name is Emily Hockenhull. I started Called and Created as a way to share the good news of the gospel of God's grace with others. Come join me on the journey!