Keep me today from un-Christlike ways. Keep me from criticising other people and enjoying it. Keep me from telling tales just for the pleasure of being the one “in the know”. Keep me from only thinking the worst and for pouring cold water on any scheme that is positive going forward. Help me to be better. In Christ’s name. – Amen
Lord, I’m finding it difficult to face life any more. I get so tense I can’t relax. I’m even afraid that I might get worse. I don’t know where I can turn to. Assure me that you still love me even in this darkness, and that you will never let me go. Care for me in some way that you know best. Help me to stop fearing. I ask it in Christ’s name. – Amen
Lord, give me a mature and responsible attitude to money. Thank you for what I have and get. Constantly remind me that it is your gift to me. Give me wisdom in budgeting and discipline in spending. Help me not to waste what I get and show me how to be generous to other people. Make me a faithful steward. I ask in Christ’s name. – Amen
“You are saved by the gospel if you hold firmly to it”.
1 Cor 15:2 GNB
What is salvation – and how do you get saved? Some people equate success with salvation and regard those who are successful in worldly terms as having achieved salvation. Others regard salvation as equivalent to happiness and wish they could find the trick to be happy. They see some who are serene in all circumstances and wish they could emulate them.
Salvation began with God’s call to Abraham way back in Genesis. By working through his chosen people God was prepar- ing a way of salvation for all humanity. When Jesus was born he was the vehicle to carry God’s saving grace to the human race. When he entered Zacchaeus’ house Jesus declared, “Salvation has come to this house today” (Lk.19:9 GNB). The love and the way of Jesus had replaced the way of self-centred greed. When Paul preached the good news of Jesus to the people of Corinth and some believed, Christ came into their lives and took possession of their way of thinking, believing and acting..
Salvation is something God does for you. It is his action, not yours. His gift of Jesus, and Christ’s life, death and resurrection for you effect a new relationship between you and God, doing away with the estrangement and enmity previously pertaining between you. However, salvation is also something God does in you. His removal of the barrier of enmity and estrangement brings peace – a deep inner peace that comes from knowing that you belong to Christ and are a joint-heir with him of the promises of God the Father. Salvation includes forgiveness of your sins, and a creative, life-enriching way of life, serving and glorifying Jesus all your days.
Lord, thank you for the salvation you have given me.
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