“All of us once lived among them in the passions of our flesh, following the desires of flesh and senses, and we were by nature children of wrath, like everyone else.” Ephesians 2:3
There is no Christian today, who has not passed through former stage, I mean former life, where he lives in the flesh, do all in the ways of the world. We all have different stories of how we come to God.
Our redemption stories are different. In fact, some don’t remember anymore how it all begins. By accident; some people found themselves in the midst of believers and by the intervention of the Holy Spirit they are saved. There are some who willingly and freely decided they must henceforth follow Christ. Some have known Christ but they are not stable in their faith, and thus they go and on off until one day, their lives changed and they focused now on God. And this may be funny, but there are some who are forced to know God.
No matter how we all come to know God, I thank God for we all are under the same body, under the same anointing, and serving the same God.
Though I have a very strong Muslim background, I was born into a Christian home. Thank God for my mother! It was easy as she hailed from Christian home, and all my siblings are Christians. My father never practised Islamic. And he did not force his faith on his parents or siblings. He is just different. Everyone used to say my mother converted him but I don’t think so. I grew up going to church with him. Today, his entire life is consecrated in serving Christ.
I studied Bible extensively while in schools and personally. None of us in my house can avoid reading or learning the Bible, because my mother will not permit that. She is a strict disciplinarian.
In spite of my deeper knowledge in the word of God, the youth craziness, the will to be part of the society, to belong, to check out everything, to manipulate and those nasty stuffs those days, just took over me. I still attended church, even changing churches at intervals as I relocated but I must confess, I hardly knew God, then.
Those days, there is this solid mentality that anyone who goes to church is a believer, a Christian who knows God and I believed this so much. I can quote and argue from Genesis to Revelation with anyone who dared.
Until that moment of grace, that beautiful day when Christ came, and told me: “Princess, enough is enough.” Since then, I never looked back. Of course, there have been of failings but it’s no more like the past.
The Bible says in Ephesians 2:8: 9 “For by Grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God —not the result of works, so that no one may boast.”
When the Grace of God is upon your life, believe me, the rhythm of your life will completely be different because you will no longer be singing the old songs but a new one, directly from the heart of Christ.
It is God’s grace that leads me and brings me to God today, otherwise, I would have been lost, and maybe I would have ended my life mercilessly.
What about you? Are you under the Grace of God or not?
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