Saturday, October 11, 2014

~ "Allies and advocates..."

"Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God." (1 John 4:15)

God sent Jesus, as his son, to offer salvation.  The gospel tells us this.  This confession requires faith.  We acknowledge this faith through our voice.  We profess this faith through our actions, the way we live our lives.  There will be a judgement day and on that day, those who have proclaimed that Jesus is the Son of God will have an ally, an advocate to defend our right to enter the Kingdom.

The choices we make in life are reflected in many ways.  Our choice of education, spouse, employment, residence - they all bear witness to what and who we have become.  Our Christian choices are also reflected outwardly.  Do we acknowledge that Jesus is Lord, do we conduct ourselves in a manner that defines the fear of God (not being afraid of God)?  Do we show love and kindness to others through our works as good and obedient followers of Jesus?  Do we graciously accept his calling?

Each of us has the capacity to be all the things we were designed to be; to bring the full plan into being through faith in our Creator.  Do we have enough courage to ask for the strength?  Do we have exhibit the potential for growth in the Spirit?  Do we walk the path of righteousness? Do we share the love offered in salvation?  Do we minister to others and show them the way?  Can others see that God dwells in us, and us in him?