– Rick Warren
Devotional: Claim these 4 Gifts Of Salvation In the Here and Now
Salvation, is defined primarily as being assured a place in eternity with God. Salvation must be the ultimate goal of all Christians. Our focus on Salvation because of Jesus Christ, is what sets us apart from the rest of humanity. With that said, being saved also has benefits you can claim in the here and now. You can enjoy these benefits while still on earth waiting eternity with Jesus.
Being Saved Makes you Fearless
If God is with you and covers you with His blood, who do you have to fear? Always ask yourself this when you feel worried. When your problems grow and grow and seem insurmountable, just remember that faith alone is the basis of your salvation. Faith also can move mountains. By keeping your eyes fixed on the fact that God has the best plans for you, take that leap of faith and keep pressing forward.
Being Saved Makes You Strong
When you turned your life over to Christ, it is no longer you who lives, but Christ who lives in you. Always remember that. It is very easy to think that you’re not big enough, strong enough, capable enough, or worthy enough to step up and look many of your life’s biggest challenges in the eye. Don’t let the devil win by buying into his lies. You are big, capable, smart, and worthy enough. Not you but Christ who lives in You. Let His power work through you and lead you to the Victory He has in store for you.
Being Saved Means You’re Never Alone
In this modern world, it can be easy to feel alone and disconnected. This feeling can gnaw you from the inside out. It can leave you a hollow hull of a person. That’s how the Devil wins. He uses the world and all its temptation to keep us hungry. Yet, no matter how much we consume, we’re still hungry and starving. Jesus is the bread of life and the water that quenches thirst forever. Abide in Him and never feel alone and incomplete again. Jesus himself said ‘I will be with you until the end.’ Being saved means you can stand on this promise.
Being Saved Means You’re Equipped to Call Others to Him
Jesus tasked all those who will ever call themselves “Christians” to sow seeds of faith far and wide. This is the Great Commission. Your life will be the only bible some people will ever get to read. Choose to reflect God’s love and image to others. This is how you call others to Jesus. Don’t worry if you feel you’re not a good enough witness or if you’re not ‘perfect’ enough. There’s no need to be perfect. Jesus will equip you to call others to Him. His grace is sufficient. Claim this promise today.
Salvation isn’t just about spending eternity with The Trinity. Salvation also changes your life in the here and now. It changes how you view things and, more importantly, how you respond to life. Claim this change today and live a life of peace, fulfillment, and joy. God wills it!