Just receive it!
“You were saved by faith in God, who treats us much better than we deserve. This is God’s gift to you, and not anything you have done on your own. It isn’t something you have earned, so there is nothing you can brag about.” [Ephesians 2:8-9 CEV]
What are you saved from?
You are saved from God’s punishment for sins – the sins you were born with, the sins you did in the past, and the sins you will commit in the future.
And what must you do to earn salvation?
When God saves you from punishment, it is a GIFT.
Do you work for a gift?
No you don’t. You just open your arms and receive it!
Is a gift free?
Yes, it’s free for you. But it wasn’t free for God – it cost him the life of his own Son, Jesus Christ!
Dear friend, when you receive salvation and don’t do anything to earn it – you experience GRACE, which is God treating you much better than you deserve!
And grace will prepare you to receive the many gifts God has prepared for his children!