Hi friends, i have been away for some time but im back now. I thank God for His grace that has enabled me to come back and do what He told me to do longtime. Even though i’ve not been fully obedient to His will, giving excuses and getting too busy for His work. He has opened my eyes and convicted me constantly through His word.
See, I’m reminded of His word in Romans 12:11 that says never be lazy but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically. NLT This verse has compelled me to draw omyself in being fervent in spirit and be eagerly to serve God without compromising. We have to stop procrastinating and be serious with God. Being lazy in the things of God reveals our ignorance of not knowing whom we are serving. If we did we would show a high esteem and reverence to whom we serve. Which requires us to have more effort, consistency and determination.
I’m back with a word that the Lord put on my heart. It’s a daily reminder we here everyday that salvation is personal. You see brethren even though we are all believers in christ and we are called the body of Christ which does represent one family in christ. Our salvation remains personal. Your salvation and mine are personal meaning its your relationship with God that matters most. When we come to know Christ we come to know Him personally, When you and i got saved or gave your life to Christ, you reponded to the altar call yourself without anyone forcing you and you went down to the altar individually or you could have gone with your friend but you confessed Christ to be your saviour individually not with your friend or with your mum. It was you alone with God. It was the beginning of your relationship journey with Jesus. Amazing right?!
However Often times in our journey with the Lord we become comfortable in our walk with Him. We tend to do what we want and live how we want. We may see other people who say they are christians living a non christian life and we follow their behaviour, or practice their habbits. Even when it doesn’t align with the word of God. We tend to be like the world yet we are called to be separate. We may be influenced by social media or people we look up to doing the opposite. But i’m here to remind you that your salvation or relationship with Christ is personal and not for anyone. You and i will be accountable before God about the decisions we make and whatever things we have done.
Phillipians 2:12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye 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.
Paul warned in the above scripture to walk out our own salvation with fear and trembling. Because its how we should live, knowing that Christ is coming back at anytime. That He may find us ready for Him. This fear is godly, we should have this godly fear for our salvation. This godly fear enables you to run from sin and live righteously, it gives you the awareness of your actions and how they may affect your relationship with God. Wehabw to submit to God and live for Him. Working out our salvation with trembling is basically to be alert, watchful or vigilant that you and i dont miss it, heaven. To be alert that we shouldn’t involve ourselves in anything or anyone who will cause us to fall or backslide and we perish. That we be ready for His coming. And also overcome the devices and temptation of the devil.
So lets be reminded that our relationship with Jesus is personal and we should walk it out with fear amd trembling. May God help us give us the grace in Jesus Name.
God bless you.
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