I am thankful that I cannot be good enough . . .
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. Ephesians 2:8-9 (NIV)
I am thankful that I have a Savior, a God who loves me in spite my imperfections. I am thankful that being good doesn’t define salvation, because if it was, what would be good enough? The only thing that separates me from a non-Christian is having God’s forgiveness, is having Christ as my Savior. God’s love is there for everyone, whether we accept it or not:
And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[b] neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39 (NLT)
God’s salvation is available to everyone, but it must be accepted, God won’t force it on anyone. There are plenty of good people walking around, people who may even believe there is a God, but belief only won’t give us that relationship with Him.
You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that–and shudder. James 2:19 (NIV)
Pull out your Bible, or turn on your computer (https://www.bible.com/bible) and read about the God, who became man so that we would have the opportunity to be saved from our sins. He LOVES you . . .
Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me. Revelation 3:20 (NIV)
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.