This is what Salvation means to me:
Knowing that having trusted in Jesus as my Savior that I have nothing to fear, not even death. [Romans 8:39]
Salvation means I have no need to worry about anything material in this life. [Matthew 6:25-27]
Salvation is peace. [John 14:27]
Salvation is abundant life. [John 10:16]
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. [John 10:10, New American Standard Bible]
Salvation is knowing that I don’t need to work in my own strength, but that the Holy Spirit is alive in me and providing all that I need to fulfill God’s plans for me. [Romans 8:11, Galatians 2:20]
Salvation is the confidence that God hears my prayers and that he gives good gifts to those who ask him. [Matthew 7:9]
Salvation is the confidence that God’s resources are available to me and to anyone who has Faith in Christ. [Ephesians 1:8.]
Salvation is knowing that whatever I go through and experience in this life, God is with me.
“This is what the Lord says—he who created you…Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned.” [Isaiah 43:1-2.]
Does salvation make me perfect as a human in this life? Nope.
I’m prone to getting ahead of God, acting impatiently, sometimes feeling sorry for myself and questioning why I felt called to do something that, so far, hasn’t turned out to be very abundant.
Sometimes I worry about my finances (or lack thereof).
In fact, I am quite certain that the Enemy has used my heartfelt desire to do God’s will to make me tentative at times in my “next steps” by questioning whether I’m hearing God or acting out of my own selfish desires, even when I’ve surrendered to God’s plan.
Salvation is knowing that God knows my heart and loves me, even when I stumble, mess up, or fail to execute.
Salvation is knowing that nothing can separate me from God’s love.
“If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?…Christ Jesus, who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?….No in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8: 31-39.
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