by Julius King Kwedhi
God wants you, not what you have. You have, literally speaking, nothing to give Him. He has got everything to give you. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
But we try to put on make-up for God, thinking we can offer Him our beauty, in order for Him to accept us in the beloved. Or we try to work out for Him, so we can build strong muscles, thinking God is looking for men with strong muscles to join His army.
God has never asked for strong men. He strengthens those He calls. He never asked for beauty pageants. He beautifies those He calls. He doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called.
Simply put, we have nothing to offer God that will cause Him to make us right with Himself. Many people try the charity way, to match up with or beat Mother Theresa’s record, thinking that humanitarian work will win God’s favour. But He never asked us to be champions of humanitarian work in order for us to be made right with Him.
On the contrary, while these acts are good and acceptable in His sight, and are beneficial to men, they surely do not gain His saving grace. He simply asked us to believe on the name of His dear Son, Jesus Christ. “…that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” It is this faithful trust in Jesus that leads us to justification. “Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.”(Romans 5:1)
That is all He requires of us. To have faith in His beloved Son Jesus Christ. God wants you, not what you have. Stop trying to perform in order to gain His approval. Those things, in the Christian, are a result of His salvation. When you are saved, then you are now asked to do the good and loving works of faith. No Christian is exempted from that. And that calls you to seek to know, in the Scriptures, what it is that you are required to do and to whom you should do it.
Further Scripture Reading:
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16 ESV
"Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ." Romans 5:1 ESV
"For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them." Ephesians 2:10 ESV
"So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead." James 2:17 ESV
Grace Words Devotion seeks to prepare the nations for the Coming of the Messiah by means of the infallible Word of God, pointing the sinner to Christ and the Christian to grow passionately in the accurate knowledge of the Holiness, Love, Righteousness, Justice, Grace and Mercy of the Lord God Jehovah and His Son Jesus, through the working of the Holy Spirit!
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