Good works are a result of our love for Jesus, Christ and the work that He has done in us. If for one minute, we deceive ourselves into thinking that we have anything to do with our salvation, we are basically forgetting the sacrifice He made.
Jesus death on the cross was perfect offering to wash away sins, because He was the holy, sinless, unblemished Son of God. Nothing we can do will ever meet with God’s expectations. Even our faith is a blessed gift from Him. Through His holy Spirit, penetrating the walls of our blackened hearts, we come to saving faith. Once those sin filled hearts receive that gift with complete confidence in the giver, we will naturally give thanks through the way we serve God.
The difficult part comes when we think we’re in control and that we must do something to receive forgiveness, when the deed has already been done for us by the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Good deeds will follow because of our gratitude for the only work necessary. God’s love for us is beyond our reasoning.
Help me, Lord, Jesus to look to you always as the center of my forgiveness and give me the power to look beyond myself and always reach out to others with your saving grace. Help me remember that any good and perfect thing comes from you and let your goodness shine through me. Amen!