"My Comforter, my All in All,
Here in the power of Christ I stand."
If achieving heaven and winning the Father's forgiveness rested within my surrender, my power, my convictions, or my good behavior, I would not have a chance or a prayer in the world of ever coming near His face.
The beauty of truly belonging to Jesus is that we are not His because we deserve it or because we performed some holy or self-sacrificing act to win His acceptance. I am His because of Him and the ransom He paid for my soul. He wanted me and paid the price for my salvation before I ever gave Him a second thought.
"In Christ Alone" spells my testimony in three words. No commitment, surrender, or righteousness of mine has saved me; only His precious blood that He shed for my sake. All I can do in return is praise and glorify Him for His amazing mercy. I could never have earned merit with God, had I even tried.
All one need do is believe in Jesus' shed blood to be saved. Nothing else can ever redeem us; only His perfect gift of love, given to us freely if all we do is ask for it in faith.
"No power of earth or scheme of man can ever pluck me from His hand." I am Christ's forever, eternally secure, because of Him alone. Praise His righteous name!