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“For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9).

Re-read these words.  Let the reality of what is being said set in.  It is the gift of God.  No one may boast.  It is not dependent upon you.  It is by grace and the reality of this comes through faith.  Live then in the freedom you have been granted, that by the grace Christ gives you, you may live the new life in the faith you have been given.  Trust in the Lord always and know His goodness.

Come into the presence of the Lord and know that He Who formed you and redeemed you has made possible your salvation.  Yes, walk with Him, but never forget that it is He who has done this.  You and I have no merit by which we can claim this.  There is the grace we all need and receive through Him.  Trust in the One who has made all things and has declared these things to You.

Lord Jesus, You have come so that we may have life and have it abundantly.  Guide me in the way of this new life You have given me so that I may now and always walk humbly with You and live into this life which comes through You.  Let me not boast in anything I have done, but only in You, who has made all of this possible.  Guide me now and forever so that I would learn to trust You above all else.  Amen.