Ephesians 2:7-10 (The Message)
7-10 Now God has us where he wants us, with all the time in this world and the next to shower grace and kindness upon us in Christ Jesus. Saving is all his idea, and all his work. All we do is trust him enough to let him do it. It’s God’s gift from start to finish! We don’t play the major role. If we did, we’d probably go around bragging that we’d done the whole thing! No, we neither make nor save ourselves. God does both the making and saving. He creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join him in the work he does, the good work he has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing.
Now God has me where He wants me, with all the time in this world and the next to shower grace and kindness upon me in Christ Jesus. Saving me was all His idea, and all his work. All I do is trust Him enough to let Him do it. It’s God’s gift to me from start to finish. I don’t play the major role. If I did, I’d probably go around bragging that I’d done the whole thing! No, I neither make nor save myself. God does both the making and saving. I creates me by Jesus Christ to join Him in the work He does, the good work He has gotten ready for me to do, work I had better be doing.
Father, more of You and less of me. I pray to get out of the way, so that you can make every action and every decision that I make Yours; from Your hands to mine, from Your heart to mine. In Your name I pray. Amen.