Grace---God‘s unmerited favour: That is what brought us into the Kingdom. That is what will sustain us in the Kingdom. When life is done with on earth, its grace through faith that will give us access to eternal life.
- For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast (Ephesians 2:8-9).
Our relationship with God is based on grace. Our Salvation is grace. The life we have is grace.
It's humbling to look at life from the perspective of God's grace---“it is the gift of God: Not of works lest any man should boast“ --- It is a free gift. We did nothing to merit it. We contributed nothing towards it. It is God who took the first step to reconcile sinful humanity unto Himself :“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us“ (Romans 5:8).
While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Christ didn't wait for us to first put our lives together. He didn't wait for us to adjust our lives from bad to good. While we were still wallowing in sin, whilse we will have nothing to do with God; He extended His grace and mercy towards humankind through the sacrifice of Christ. He took our place. He died to appease the Father's wrath and punishment for sin. (Isaiah 53). That reminds me of the song: “He paid the debt he didn't owe / I owed the debt I couldn't pay / I needed someone to wash my sins away“ Grace is available if you will reach out. Mercy is available. You don't have to carry all that weight of sin and guilt. Lay it down at Jesus‘ feet.
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28).