Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Is Salvation Enough?

Why is it that so many people who know Jesus as their personal Savior live as they do not know Him? Unfortunately it is not uncommon to encounter fellow believer whose life is consumed by jealousy, anger, bitterness, or depression. Despite his or her decision to follow Christ, evidence of sin and disobedience indicates the lack of a growing relationship with God.

This brings us to the question, “Is salvation enough?” With your decision to accept Christ you are guaranteed eternal life in heaven. Yet, what does salvation mean for us in our lives on earth?

Paul provides valuable insights in his letter to the Colossians. He writes, “Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk with Him” (2:6). Walking with Christ requires a second commitment following your decision to accept salvation. You must choose to submit to His lordship over your life.

Contrary to salvation, submitting to Christ leadership is not a one-time decision. It involves laying your life completely before Him every day.

Is there an emotion, a habit, or an area of your life labeled with a “Keep Out” sign? Do not be afraid to allow God inside. He is the divine creator and Lord of the universe. Will you trust Him to be the Lord of your life? No problem is too large or too small for His concern.

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