One of the exciting things about Christianity is that God made the first move. He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to make the way for reconciliation between God and man.
But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.
God loved us so much, even though we had transgressed (turned our back on Him):
And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. Ephesians 2:6,7
That is God’s incomparable grace. Grace was God’s part. Faith is our part:
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.
So God has done His part.
So what part do we play in all this?
We simply need to turn from our ways and turn towards God to know Him intimately and to obey Him. When we believe and accept what His Son has done for us, we are a Christian.
As a Christian then, what’s the plan?
For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10
Workmanship. This word means ‘a poem, a work of art’. You are a work of art, created wonderfully, incredibly, poetry in motion, designed to do good works.
What ‘good works’ has God prepared for you?