Good Monday Morning!
I’m particularly sorry for my inconsistency last week. I came back to school last week (and honestly haven’t really settled down fully.)
I hope you’ve been well! It almost feels like forever since I asked that. Hope you and yours are doing great!
Today’s word is like a reminder. To you, and to me!
In fact, I’ve been seeing/hearing this verse lately. And when that happens to me, it’s because I know God wants me to learn a lesson from it.
Philippians 2:12- Therefore , my beloved , as you have always obeyed , not as in my presence only , but now much more in my absence , work out your own salvation with fear and trembling…(Written by Paul).
…work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
Your own salvation o,not another person’s own. Workout yours first, so you can help others along the way. Trust me, someone needs lessons that God teaches you.
The same way we workout and train our bodies to be fit, tight and healthy; is the same way we ought to workout our salvation.
After your salvation, then what?
It’s like asking for a child for so long, and after having been blessed with one; you totally abandon the baby. Ain’t no way the child’s gonna grow or develop.
The same fervency you’d use to make sure your child grows well, is the same you should use when it comes to your salvation.
This isn’t for you alone.(As I always let you guys know.) Many of us know how we were when we just accepted Christ.
My Pastor yesterday reminded us to remember where we came from! He used many examples.
You used to fast at least once a week.
You used to come to church/fellowship seeking the face of the Lord.
You used to be actively involved with a unit in Church.
You used to share Christ and your salvation story with others.
So what changed?
Instead of these things reducing, they ought to increase!
The devil is seriously seriously working to wipe us out;.we have to even more seriously show him that we’re not here to joke.
It’s not always easy to keep up, but God has been telling me that this is a marathon and not a sprint.
He’s not asking us to be the fastest in this walk and suddenly be at the top.
He wants to teach us beautiful things along the way to our final destination.
But we must not fall.
We must work out this beautiful gift of salvation and ask for grace for our fire not to burn out.
May God help us in every way! Amen.
Have a blessed week ahead.
Remember to be kind to someone. Move out of your comfort zone and do something exciting!
The Lord is right with you!