Bigger Grace: Evidence

“For in him you have been enriched in every way—in all your speaking and in all your knowledge—because our testimony about Christ was confirmed in you.” (1 Corinthians 1:5-6)

How do you know if you are “in Christ” and have received the grace of God? How do you know for sure that you are forgiven and settled into a permanent place in God’s family with a changing heart and a future home in heaven?

grace_350Paul told the Corinthian Christians that he had seen the evidence of it in their lives, specifically in the spiritual gifts he had seen them put into practice. Every Christian receives – by God’s grace – God’s Spirit as a comforter, guide, and source of power, among other things. You and I, too, should notice a change in our attitudes and abilities because of the Spirit with us.

In addition to that, we have God’s unbreakable promise that those who trust in Christ have received God’s grace. Listen to Romans 8:1:

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.

And Romans 8:38-39:

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Think: Do you ever have a hard time being convinced that God has forgiven and saved you by his grace through your faith in Jesus? Have you seen evidence of God working through you? Do you believe that he keeps his promises?

Pray: Thank God that everyone who is in Christ because we’ve put our trust in him alone can be confident that we have been forgiven and saved by God’s grace.

Do: Read Romans 8 and notice all the good gifts God gives to us as his children.