Thursday, May 7, 2015

A Done Deal and A Daily Development

Encouragement for your daily walk with God

It seems like only yesterday that my dear Jan and I walked down the aisle of the chapel at West Coast Bible College promising our lives to each other. That “yesterday” was nearly forty-two years ago. I was thinking about that yesterday while waiting for her to finish an appointment she had. You’d think that after 40 plus years, we’d be more married than we were as a young bride and groom. 

On the other hand, how would that be possible? We have a marriage certificate. That certificate is not like a Promissory Note that matures. But, most certainly, our marriage has, and therein lies the difference. In a technical sense, we are no more married now than we were when we promised our lives to each other before the minister, our friends and family, and God. But after living together these many years, our relationship has radically changed—our relationship is completely different, matured.

The same is true with each Christ follower and his “marriage” or walk with the Lord. Are you more saved now than the moment you committed your life to Christ? No, that is not possible. You are just as much saved now as you were then, but your relationship with Him has matured. It’s just like marriage: it’s a done deal and a daily development.

For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him. Philippians 2:13

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