Gifts Undeserved

It’s easy to overlook the good things in our lives and to focus on the negative.  This morning, I was sharing with God about all of the things I wish were different about me, and although I believe it’s a good thing to be aware of our shortcomings and to bring them to God, it also occurred to me that if my focus is there too often, it can cause me to lose sight of the things in my life to be grateful for.  So, my gaze was turned to the blessings in my life.  When I began to think about those blessings, I also realized that I didn’t do anything to deserve them.  They are just gifts God chose to give me.  It is the same with His gift of salvation.  Salvation is not something we can earn; God only asks that we believe in His Son.  It is something God extended to us because He loves us and wants to be in relationship with us.

“For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people.”
(Titus 2:11, NIV)

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