What’s in it for me? Isn’t that the question we ask about pretty much everything? And yet, there’s something, one thing, that will turn that question, that perspective, completely on its head, in the most surprising way.

For years I’d look at this whole Christianity gig and to tell you the truth, from where I sat, it didn’t really fly.

Big stone cathedrals, Bibles, bishops, all those religious trappings – they just didn’t do it for me.

What I needed to know was … well, does it work? Clearly, if I were to become a Christian there’d be some things that I’d have to give up. It’s no good mincing words. Christianity does have a moral basis to it. So if I was going to have to give some things up, I’d want to know that it was worth it, that it worked – not unreasonable, really.

The turning point came when I finally got into my thick skull the life-changing power of God’s grace.

Titus 2:11,12 That is the way we should live, because God’s grace has come. That grace can save everyone. It teaches us not to live against God and not to do the bad things the world wants to do. It teaches us to live on earth now in a wise and right way—a way that shows true devotion to God.

My default position had been to ask, “What’s in it for me?” But God’s grace, His completely unmerited, undeserved favour upon my life (and incidentally, yours too) completely turned that on its head.

A funny thing happens when you let the life-changing power of God’s grace loose in your life. Quietly, unassumingly, it changes your heart. It sets you free from yourself. All of a sudden your life is completely different, completely new. All because of one thing.


That’s God’s Word. Fresh … for you … today.

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