“We call Abraham “father” not because he got God’s attention by living like a saint, but because God made something out of Abraham when he was a nobody.” Romans 4:17 (MSG)
Abraham was an ordinary guy. There was nothing spectacular about him. He had no hidden talents, no supernatural faith, no outstanding ideas, and no blazing personality. He was a nobody.
But God took that ordinary man and turned him into a somebody.
I’m an ordinary girl. But I believe in a God who raises the dead to life and who makes something out of nothing. He did that for me.
When I met Jesus and turned my life over to Him, I saw my sin for what it was — a vile ugly mess. I opened my heart to His forgiveness, and this undeserved privilege, this grace, made me one of His own children!
God took this nobody of a girl and turned her into a somebody. And He can do the same for you!
“For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God freely and graciously declares that we are righteous. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins. For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood.” Romans 3:23-25 (NLT)
If you have never invited Christ into your life, this gift is waiting for you. Or maybe you’ve accepted it, but have put it on the shelf to collect dust. God is waiting for you to receive His grace, and let Him transform your life. All you have to do is say yes.
Lord, I’m a sinner and I know there’s nothing I can do to rescue me from my sins. I believe You did it all for me when You paid the price for my sins. I surrender my life to You. Amen.
If you prayed this prayer today, tell someone, such as a family member, friend, pastor, or a confidential coach.