“Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. For we are God’s masterpiece. He created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago.”
We are not saved to just be ‘Christians’ or to join a club of people who meet on Sundays. God has a perfect and great plan for each of us. He has gifted us with individual gifts and He has a plan for each of our lives. Yet this great plan is only recognised when we recognise who we are in Christ; when we get past our past, and live as a new creation. We are God’s masterpieces, a royal priesthood, a people who have been showered with grace. Paul says that ‘God can point to us in all future ages as examples of the incredible wealth of His grace and kindness towards us.’ We are blessed incredibly with unlimited grace and mercy that comes from an unlimited storehouse. Our Salvation is not just so we can add to the population of Christians in this world but so that we can be used to add to the numbers of believers in Christ equipped and empowered by the gifts God has given us. It is only when we understand who we are and how much we have been saved, do we then realise the world changing power that lives within us.