How Do You Get God’s Grace?

“Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Romans 10:13 (NIV)

The Bible says in Romans 6:23, “The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord” (NLT). You might say that grace is the gift that keeps on giving.

In fact, God’s grace will last all the way to heaven—and through eternity. What’s heaven going to be like? You’re going to be reunited with loved ones who know the Lord. You’ll be rewarded for your faith. You’ll be assigned work that you love to do. You will be released from pain, depression, despair, shame, and guilt. And you’re going to rejoice and party for eternity. What a deal!

Spending an eternity in heaven is a free gift—you don’t need to earn it. In fact, you can only get to heaven by the grace of God. It’s the best deal anyone will ever offer you.

But there’s a catch: You have to accept it. The Bible says, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved” (Romans 10:13 NIV).

To receive the grace of God, you have to call out to him; you have to accept his amazing grace.

Imagine going home today and finding a gift on your table, but you leave it there for an entire year, unopened. That would be ridiculous! A gift is worthless unless you accept it.

In the same way, for the gift of God’s grace to make any difference in your life, you have to accept it.

Sometimes people hold off on accepting God’s grace because they’re afraid of being rejected. It’s true that friends and even family may reject you. But God isn’t mad at you and will never reject you. In fact, he longs to give you the gift of his grace and secure a future for you in heaven. The Bible says, “The Lord longs to be gracious to you” (Isaiah 30:18 NIV).

Have you been overwhelmed by shame or fear of rejection? You can get rid of that feeling today. You just need to accept the gift of God’s grace!

Talk It Over

  • What shame or fear has kept you from accepting God’s grace (in the past or now)? Have you fully released it to God?
  • Think of someone in your life who needs to hear about the good news of God’s grace. What do you think is keeping this person from accepting God’s free gift of grace?
  • The Bible says, “The Lord longs to be gracious to you” (Isaiah 30:18 NIV). What difference does that truth make in your life?

Are you ready to accept God’s grace?

The Bible says you can only get to heaven by trusting in God through his Son, Jesus Christ. You cannot earn your way into heaven: “It is by grace 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).

If you’re ready to commit your life to Jesus, start with this prayer:

“Dear God, you have promised that if I believe in your Son, Jesus Christ, everything I’ve ever done wrong will be forgiven, I will learn the purpose of my life, and you will accept me into your eternal home in heaven one day.

"I confess I have sinned, and I ask for your forgiveness. I believe that Jesus died to take away my sins and that you raised him to life. I want to trust Jesus as my Savior and follow him as Lord from this day forward. Guide my life and help me to do your will. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen."

If you just prayed to accept Jesus, please email me at [email protected] and let me know about it. I’d like to send you some free materials to help you start your journey with Jesus.

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