A person is saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:8). A Christian is sanctified by faith (Acts 26:18) and serves others by this same faith (1 Peter 4:8–11). A Christ-follower lives and walks by faith every day (Hebrews 3:10). Does this describe your faith? Are there counterfeit forms of faith out there? Let’s take a look and examine ourselves along the way.
saved by grace through faith. Salvation is a gift. You are not saved because of any good works you ever did. But you were made to do good works and point people to Christ. God prepared many good things for you to do. As you live by saving faith, you will supernaturally produce good fruit, works, and evidence that you are no longer a slave to sin.
And we pray:
Heavenly Father, as I look to You, I recognize my sinful condition. I thank You for saving me by faith in Jesus Christ. Examine me, Lord, and let my faith prove to be genuine. My desire is to Love you with all my heart, obey You in all things, persevere with confidence, and do the good works that You prepared in advance for me to do. I am saved, and I am Yours. Do Your good and pleasing will in and through my life I pray in Jesus’ name, Amen.