Tuesday, April 19, 2011

no doubts... let's KNOW that we KNOW!

Have you ever doubted your salvation? Have you ever had that thought, "Am I really saved"?  I daresay that all Christians, at some time or another, have had those fleeting thoughts of doubt. Usually those thoughts come at a time when God is convicting us of sin in our life, or at times when we aren't walking as close to Him as we should. Those thoughts come straight from our flesh. 

You see, in our flesh, we can't comprehend that God could love us enough to sacrifice His own Son for us. Or that Christ died willingly on the Cross for all of our sins. Past, present and future. In our flesh, we know our sin. We know our unworthiness.

But the awesome thing about Salvation is that is has nothing to do with us. It's not about what we can do. It's not about what we deserve. It's not about us at all. It's all about Jesus and what He did on the Cross for us. It's about Christ giving His life in obedience to the Father's will to be the sacrifice for all.

"By the which will we are sanctified
 through the offering of the body of
 Jesus Christ once for all"
(Hebrews 10:10)

Jesus did it all on the cross and we only have to believe and accept it. We can stand assured of our eternal salvation if we have fully placed our trust in Him and fully accepted Him as our Savior. We don't have to doubt.

God doesn't want us to lead defeated lives of doubt. He wants us to live victorious lives of surety and knowledge! He wants us to KNOW that we KNOW! You see, God knows our hearts. He knows that exact moment when we recognized our sinful condition and realized that without Him we were destined for hell. He knows when we reached up and grabbed Him by the hand and said, "I am yours and You are mine". He knows our mistakes. He knows our failures. He knows us. 

In our flesh and of ourselves, we think we have to work our way to heaven.We think that we aren't good enough. We think that we haven't done enough. Our works don't save us. But when we are truly saved and truly His children, we want to do good works! When we have encountered God in a real way, we want to serve Him in all things and for all time. When we have an intimate and personal relationship with Him, the natural outcome is service. 

"For whosoever shall call upon the name
of the Lord, shall be saved"
(Romans 10:13)

If anyone has doubts, it's time to nail it down. It's time to begin living a life of victory. It's time to walk in the certainty that God desires for us. We can know without a shadow of a doubt that we belong to Christ. He did everything for us. He prepared the way. He made the provision. He became the sacrifice. All we have to do is accept and believe and commit.

"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth
the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart
that God hath raised him from the dead, 
thou shalt be saved."
(Romans 10:9)

Let's start walking in the newness of life that He gives us in His abundant grace and mercy! Let's be secure in the knowledge of our glorious salvation and begin living a life worthy of our calling in Him! Let's KNOW that we KNOW and be confident of who we are in Christ. 

1 comment:

Denise said...

Thank you for visiting my blog site on this busy Easter week.It's nice to know someone reads my post.With our audience reaching out into the far ends of the earth,I feel it's a privledge and a calling to speak out His name.My crafter,tablescaping,tea time and christian fantacy loving friends most all know and love Him anyway but I still like to think about that one person out there that I may touch for him.Do you ever look at the audience page and just wonder? A sister in Christ-Denise