“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God.”
April 16, 2023
When I was a young Christian, I would often fail. The same old words sometimes would come out of my mouth. That fiery temper would come back. There was a battle going on that lasted about two years.
During those two years, I began to listen, and the grace of God began to teach me some things. On a walk one night I prayed, “Oh, God, I’m so miserable. I don’t know whether I’m lost and the Holy Spirit has me under conviction, or I’m saved and the devil’s trying to make me doubt it.” Have you ever been there? I continued, “I just don’t have peace, God, and I want to get it settled tonight. You remember when I went forward in that church, and I was sincere, but God, I’ve been riding a roller coaster up and down and I want it stopped. With every fiber of my being, I trust you to save me. I’m not depending on myself. I don’t look for a sign, and I don’t ask for a feeling; I stand on Your Word. You died for me; You paid my sin debt. I receive You now once and for all as my Lord and Savior.” After that prayer, a river of peace began to flow in my heart, and it’s still flowing. What made that possible? It was the grace of God that brings salvation.
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