Our Great Salvation is the greatest gift we will ever be offered, but it comes at the greatest price that any man could ever pay-death on the cross. Join us below as we uncover this great gift and understand how this gift changes our lives.
For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will hardly die for a righteous man; though perhaps for the good man someone would dare even to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:6-8
Growing up I was considered what you call a "good girl," I went to church every Sunday. I was a part of the church choir and I attended every youth event that was hosted. I memorized scriptures like John 3:16 and the Lord's Prayer, and thought I knew everything about God. It wasn't until I started high school that I realized I no longer wanted to be considered a "good girl;" I was ready to live my life differently. I started lying to my parents about where I was and doing things that I was not proud of. I remember doing things that I was not proud of. I remember telling God, "I will come back to you, but can you just keep me in the meantime?" Today, when I look back over those times I can see how God's grace kept me along the way. While God's grace was sufficient to cover me through the ups and downs of life. He is able to cover you too.
After I graduated from high school and went to college, I decided it was time for me to get my relationship with the Lord back on track. I met some great friends and joined the Gospel choir, which helped me stay focused. My relationship with the Lord was stronger than ever, well at least until I graduated from college.
After college I found myself in a worse situation than I was in high school when I was lying to my parents. I partied a lot, started smoking and even found myself in an unhealthy relationship. I was at the point in my life where I felt the furthest from God. At this point, I did not know how things were ever going to get better, but I’m thankful that God had a plan.
Unexpectedly, I was offered a job at an organization where my boss began to walk with me and share the Gospel. He reminded me how Jesus’ death on the cross was more than enough to cover my sins and encouraged me to rededicate my life back to Christ. Looking back, I can see how God pursued me even when I was not thinking about Him. I want you to know that if you find yourself feeling far from God because of your sin, know that the blood of Jesus Christ is more than enough to cover all your sins and He is waiting for you with open arms to return to Him.
As I look back to when my boss began to walk with me and share the Gospel, I see how God pursued me even when I was not necessarily thinking about Him. As I spent more time listening to the truth of the Gospel and learned more about Christ’s death on the cross and who I am now because of it, my desires began to change. The first thing I decided to give up was smoking. It was easier for me to give up compared to ending the relationship with my boyfriend.
It wasn’t until February 2018 that I finally made the decision to swallow my pride and break up with my boyfriend. For the first time I saw myself as safe and back in the will of God. As my healing continued I found myself more in love with worship, praying and reading God’s Word. I actually felt like a new person and began to act like one.
Today, if you find yourself dwelling on your past and not truly walking in the freedom that Jesus Christ has gifted you, please take the time to reflect on this scripture, “Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.” 2 Corinthians 5:17