For it is by grace that 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. Ephesians 2:8-9 (NIV)
There are several words in this passage that make it dear to a follower of Christ. Today we will look at the phrase, “through faith.”
We come to Christ, asking Him into our hearts, giving Him control over our lives, accepting Him into our hearts and believing what He tells us.
We begin to read God’s Word and discover we need to allow God to change us. We submit to Him.
Paul tells the believers at Ephesus and us that faith is a gift from God. One person presents a gift to another, sometimes for no reason beyond the one person wanting to. The recipient can’t boast because that person might not know why he or she is being rewarded.
When we become ‘rooted’ in Christ, our faith grows and we become stronger. The way to allow our faith to grow is to read God’s Word; meditate on the passages and apply what we learn to our hearts.
Faith Statement “And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” Phil.4:19(NIV)