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Friday, March 10, 2017

Listening Skills

The plan of salvation is clearly stated in Ephesians chapter two. It tells of man's depravity and hopelessness. But God loved us so much that He made a way to be reconciled and have hope. By His grace we are saved never by our own works. If that isn't enough great news we have verse ten.

We should want to serve and honor Christ in all we do. That's what we were created for, and the good news is that we don't have to make it up. The work that we are supposed to do has already been decided and made ready.

 1.As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath. But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For 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. 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.Ephesians 2

When we are obedient to this call we will experience the power of God in ways we could never imagine. Are you listening to His direction?