It was just last weekend. A discussion in my men’s group came up about grace. I thought I understood it, at least partially. I’m still grasping at that one to fully understand it.
The discussion lead to a shocker to me. I totally misunderstood. I had not realized that once you say, “Yes” to Jesus, you are considered saved. Logically I got that, but it wasn’t very deep and I still find myself doing some things I know I shouldn’t be.
I had also thought that when believers died and met God we had to answer for our sins and give account. Somewhere along the way I missed that part, that we do sit down with God, but our sins are covered. We don’t have to feel shame or be punished for our sins. It’s still hard for me to grasp.
Romans 8:1 Life Through the Spirit
8 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,
Last week I spoke with one of my Christian mentors about this and she confirmed, that was the truth. It says it in scripture. I did not get it was people who are not saved that must give account. On Sunday I spoke to my pastor about it as well. He confirmed and a funny thing happened, I cried. A tear rolled down my cheek. He asked, “Why are you crying?” I replied honestly, “I don’t know.” He said, “Crying is the right response.”
(Reminder, this is just a journal of my mistakes, experience and thoughts along my journey to having a closer relationship to God. I do not claim to be an authority on the subject. If you want to know The Way, read The Bible. Find a Bible based church and get connected with other believers in your area.)
What church do I attend? Verve Church in Las Vegas http://vivalaverve.org
P.S. Thank you especially for grace.
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