Am I saved or do I need work?


If you spend quality time with God every day, have gotten to know Him and how much He loves you, can say that there is nothing in your life that is more important than Him, and that you have accepted His free gift of salvation and eternal life, you’re on the right track. If not, you need to start and grow your relationship with Him right now.

1 John 4:8   He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.

Philippians 2     12 … work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; 13 for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.

John 17:3   And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.”

I know that you need work, because we all need God’s miraculous work in our lives. We are sinners, and He wants to transform us, so that we become like Him, full of His love. And that work never stops until Jesus returns to receive His children, and take them home to heaven.

Jesus said that unless we become as little children, we will not enter the kingdom of heaven. This is not a small thing. Little children trust their parents completely, and believe them when they say something. They are totally dependent on their Daddy to keep them safe, supply all their needs, and to love them with all his heart. This is exactly the same with our relationship with God. We cannot save ourselves, yet we are always trying to, which means that we don’t believe and trust our heavenly Father when He tells us that we are loved, He will supply all our needs, and that we should depend completely on Him. We need to humble ourselves, die to sin and to self, and be able to say, not my will, but Your will be done. We should depend totally on our heavenly Daddy, for our salvation and for all our needs. It is when we don’t depend on Him but on ourselves, that we try to earn salvation by our good works, and by keeping the law. And so we keep God at a distance, making it impossible for Him to save us.

Matthew 18     Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them, and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heavenTherefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

Just remember, God wants to save us all. He loves us with an everlasting love, and wants us to have a trusting, personal relationship with Him which will last throughout eternity. He does not judge unfairly, and when He says that we will not enter His kingdom, it will be our choice and not His harsh judgment.

1 Timothy 2     For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

2 Peter 3:9   The Lord is … not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.

God wants our relationship with Him to be so close, that we are like His small children, willing to humble ourselves and trust Him and depend on Him totally, so He can save us. This is no small thing, it is the only way.

I trust that this makes sense. God bless!

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