Salvation is a lifestyle…one I fail at pretty much every day.
I was redeemed by the blood of Christ but often forget or refuse to walk in that power. Instead, I choose to reject the very thing that has been and is my lifeline.
So grateful for grace!
One thing I’ve learned over the years is, Salvation is not a one and done type of thing… from the “I’ve arrived” perspective, anyway. Salvation is like a diet. It’s not always easy, especially once you pass 30 years of age…metabolism is not what it use to be, but if you stick to it, that hot girl summer body will be worth it. Right, ladies?
Please don’t get lost in this analogy. My goal is not to cheapen what Salvation is but more to explain it in a practical, applicable and conceptional way so try not to get stuck here, the concepts are the same.
So basically what I’m trying to say is, the same can be applied when it comes to Salvation. It’s something you have to work at and sometimes even fight for…consistently, AND get this, be an active participant in….whaaat??? Yes, gone are the days where I can just open up the Bible and the page just so happens to land on the very scripture I needed in that moment….with the revelation to follow. Nowadays, I have to dig, study and meditate to receive the fullness of its benefits. Yeah…the benefits like, peace, joy, and love, they don’t just fall in my lap like they use to. I have to reach for and claim them, remembering that these are not only benefits but promises.
So join me in choosing to live in the redemptive power of Christ. It’s not always easy, it’s not always comfortable and it’s not always convenient. But on the other side…or even in the middle of what it’s not…is what it is, worth it.
Loving. Living. Growing.