HAVE A LIFE VERSE? Do you have a life verse or verses? Most Christians talk about certain bible verses that have made a great impact on them that now tends to guide them in certain ways. Here are the verses that help guide my thinking: "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. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." (Ephesians 2:8-10 NIV). I know my deliverance from sin and my salvation for eternity is all God's work. Through the gift of Jesus' payment for my sins on the cross and through God giving me the faith to believe it I am now saved. Nothing I could ever have done or could do now would save me. I have nothing to brag about concerning my merit before God. My salvation is all about God from beginning to end.
My life since the day of my salvation is all about God not about me. God prepared things for me to do in life on His behalf even before I was saved. So whatever I may do for God or in whatever way I may reflect God in this life is His doing not mine. I must admit that I often fail God in serving Him and reflecting Him BUT just as His grace is sufficient for salvation it is also sufficient for taking care of failure in my daily life. From beginning to end the Christian life is all about God. Do you have a life verse? Remember it often. Live it daily.