November 16, 2023

Philippians 2:12–13 (NKJV) — 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; 13 for it is God who
works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.
You have been saved. You know you are going to spend eternity in Heaven
with God, all your family and friends. Life is good!
Well, God has a plan and purpose for your life in the here and now. Our
acceptance of Christ as Savior was also our acceptance of Christ as Lord of
our lives. We are to work out our salvation with “fear and trembling.” We are
to finish and complete the work God has called us to do in His salvation. We
are to give God the best we have. We are not to be satisfied with a little
when we can have much.
God has called us to grow in our salvation. When do we stop growing? We
continue to grow until God calls us to our heavenly home.
Once we have been saved, we are to be busy obeying God.
Life is not easy. It is not a bed of roses. We will face trials, pain, and hurt.
There will be tragedy and loss in life. Temptation will meet us at every corner
of life. Temptation and trials of life will be there! We cannot avoid them. We
cannot stand against them alone. We are not to fight them alone. We have a
spiritual family who will stand with us. More importantly we have a Savior
who now resides in our life who stands with us.
Jesus says in Matthew 10:28, “And fear not them which kill the body, but are
not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both
soul and body in hell.”
Always remember as a follower of Christ God is with you. God is leading you
through life. Hebrews 13:5–6, “5 Let your conduct be without covetousness;
be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will
never leave you nor forsake you.” 6 So we may boldly say: “The Lord is my
helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?”
God has a plan and purpose for each believer. You, as a follower of Christ are
here for a grand purpose. Yes, Satan will do whatever he can to stop us but
we can boldly say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear.” Do the work God
has called you to do!