I grew up going to church but, as many of you know, it wasn’t till college that I felt like I began to strive for a relationship with God. I began to experience His presence in my life, I longed to spend time in the word, I woke up even earlier than necessary to spend time in prayer, in fact my whole day was devoted to prayer, I memorized scripture while walking to class. I began to feel what Paul describes in Ephesians 2:1-10 the idea that I have been made “alive in Christ even when (I was) dead in transgressions”. I began to understand I had been “saved by grace” and my life began to change. Radically. But it didn’t end with me doing things for myself. Paul challenges the church to take this newfound freedom and saving grace and let it drive us to “do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” My life was changed and it led me on a path to giving my everything in order for God to use me to change the lives of everyone I was in contact with. My free-dom led me to action. I continue to remind myself of this truth and work to live into it. Join me in changing this world through the saving grace and freedom found in Christ!