Romans 11:6 NCV: And if he chose them by grace, it is not for the things they have done. If they could be made God’s people by what they did, God’s gift of grace would not really be a gift.
My dear friend, you need to recognize that the grace of God that you now enjoy is a free gift from God and not a reward for what you did. Just as today’s text clearly puts it: if you could be made God’s child by what you did, his gift of grace would not really be a gift.
This should humble you to know that there is absolutely nothing you can do on your own to earn God’s favor. Only to believe in what Jesus has done for you and allow him to lead you.
Therefore you are to announce this free gift to all around you that they may also receive and share in this great gift of God while they are still alive.
Declare to yourself loud: I have been chosen by grace. Hallelujah.
Lord Jesus, thank you for the gift of your grace upon my life. I make progress in life because your grace abounds in my life. In Jesus Name. Amen.