What Have You Done?

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God- not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance as our way of life. Ephesians 2:8-10 NIV

Our salvation is not a reward from the good things that we have done, who we are, or what family we were born into, but by faith in God. This is His gift to us. Have you accepted God’s gift of salvation? When we believe in Him and confess that He is our Lord we have been saved.

We have been saved to do His good works. We are to wake each morning and be ready to do what the Lord wants us to do. Ephesians 4:11-12, 16 talks about the works of service the Lord has for us to do: Love in action.

If God is love (1 John 4:8), how will others know about God’s love? But by us, through us, as we show His love to others in our actions. For example, my sons show their love to their Grandpa by helping him do yard work. They work side by side with him and share stories about their lives. What is something that you can do today to show someone God’s love?

Prayer: Dear Lord, if there is anyone reading this that does not know you, may they feel you drawing them towards you. May they confess their sins, ask for forgiveness and state that they accept you as their Lord and Savior. Help each one of us love our neighbor in a way that honors you each and every day! In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Published by Tiffany C. Schwander

Tiffany has a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Pacific University and has been helping families for over 20 years. She and her husband, Mark, are raising their teenage twin sons to be strong in their faith and knowledgeable in the Word to strongly face life’s joys and trials. Tiffany has been Linda Colby’s associate teacher for the past three years in a national women’s ministry leading and guiding women and teens. Tiffany enjoys encouraging, teaching and counseling women and children into a closer relationship with Jesus as they study His Word.

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