“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—
and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—
not by works, so that no one can boast.
Ephesians 2:8-9 (NIV)
Salvation is a gift. God gives it to those of His children who respond to His calling them to Him. Jesus saves us from our sin. By doing this He makes our lives better than they could ever be under our own power.
He guides us along the path He chooses for us. He accompanies us as we go through the trials of life, those that befall us whether caused by ourselves or others.
Jesus Christ hears our prayers as we lay our wants and our needs at His feet. He surrounds us with His arms of love when we have needs. He whispers the words we need to hear into our ears.
For all He does for me, I am thankful.