Don't be shabby

Monday May 18th, 1st John 5: 11 This is the testimony in essence: God gave us eternal life; the life is in his Son. We are called to live in the knowledge of this testimony, in the knowledge of being a child of God, live in the knowledge of knowing we are saved.  We are called to live knowing deep down in your heart that God will never leave you. Know with every essence of your being that life eternal with God is yours. Then ask yourself the question, now that you don’t have to do anything, what are you going to do? That is the question that should guide our lives. The danger isn’t whether or not we have earned salvation; the danger is leaving this gift of salvation by grace along the wayside as we go off after something else in life, something flashy and shiny.   Fanatics and atheists may not have their thinking on straight but in one way they have an advantage over most Christians, at the very least, they care deeply about what they believe.  It is the agnostics that I am concerned about in this world. They are the ones who have heard the good news of salvation and find it interesting but not all that important.  Salvation by grace means about as much as yesterday’s ham sandwich. What they are missing is knowing that their life is drenched in God’s love in their hearts, in their souls, in the essence of their beings and living each day in the midst of the joy that deep down knowledge brings. Not having to do anything for salvation is not a call to do nothing.  Part time religion will not support you anymore in life than a part time job.  Putting on a good set of clothes do not make the man, or the woman, it is what happens inside, in the darkness of doubt that counts.  Putting on religion as a fashion statement does little for the soul and our daily walk.  So don’t just put on religion, take it deep into the essence of your very being and live, truly live in the presence of the spirit each day. 


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