Saved by Grace (Eph. 2:8-9)
Saved for Works (Eph. 2:10)Unfortunately, many Christians end up emphasizing the fact that Salvation is solely by God's Grace. Focusing only on this side of the coin leads to a kind of faith that often times forgets that following Jesus leads to a life change. That life change starts in your heart and then gets lived out in your daily life.
Jesus is like a Mac Truck. Whatever He makes contact with -it makes an impact.
In other words --God's gracious act of redemption will never cause a person to sit idle.That being said, if you desire to follow Jesus and have been impacted with and by His grace, then the way you live your life will display that impact. In fact, it will be impossible NOT to have a life alteration. God has saved you by His grace and that grace will find its way to your hands and feet. Did you ever notice how the things you hold dear always do that? The things you love, you spend your time, money, and energy pursuing. There really is no exceptions here.
So maybe a challenge for you? Look at your check book and your calender. What are the things you spend most of your resources and energy doing and thinking about?
-Find the answer to those questions and you will find your true priorities-