March 15th (246 words)
I’ve been working on my sermon for this Sunday – but as I write I’ve hit a wall… and my mind is becoming mush… It is hard to think… That happens to me sometimes. Here I go – because this is still important! This week I’m preaching the passage: “Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.”
We work out the implications of our salvation. What does it mean in the nitty gritty to be rescued. Our salvation is a rescue. We have been saved. Now we stand at the cross-road to see how our new life needs to take root in daily reality.
I was talking with a guy this afternoon about how our life situation sometimes tries to write our story – and we are simply reacting to the situations around us. God has a better way.
It isn’t the situation that determines how we’re feeling and what we do – It is God’s reality that we live out of. God’s work directs the way we live out our salvation.
If you squeeze this mushy brain what comes out?
We not only live for God – we live God’s work in God’s way.
We aren’t grumbling or complaining – we’re resting in God’s finished accomplishments – and responding to God’s continuing Spirit-work sanctifying us. He gives us the heart to live and the strength to work.
That’s all for now…