Daily Devotional: Awakening: I Have Decided – Day 3

Devotional Overview:

This 30 day devotional will awaken you to the reality and power of Jesus Christ so that you may arise and live a life worthy of your calling. This devotional is an overflow of Awakening Conference, where every year thousands of young people gather for His fame. This is your next step into knowing Christ, and becoming more like Him.

Key Scriptures:

  • Romans 3:23
  • 1 Corinthians 1:30
  • John 3:16

Devotional

YOU DIDN'T EARN IT

We all have the inner sense that we are undeserving of forgiveness. The truth is, we truly are unworthy of it. The Bible says, "All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God" (Rom. 3:23), but the solution isn't found in attempting to be a better person. The only way to eternal life in heaven is through repenting of your sins and giving your life to Jesus Christ.

You cannot earn Gods forgiveness. It does not matter how many old ladies you help across the street, that you've always been your teacher’s or boss’s favorite. God is not a cosmic Santa Clause tallying up all your good deeds on an eternal "naughty or nice" list. Salvation is not a "thing" to be earned but a gift God gives freely. The Bible says "Salvation comes from the Lord." Too many people try to earn Gods acceptance without realizing they are already accepted! Life is no longer about what you've done, but about what He's done. Jesus loved you so much that he was pierced for you, that you might live and have eternal life.

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