Thursday, January 28, 2016

Thursday's Thought of the Day !!

You must crave pure spiritual milk so that you can grow into the fullness of your salvation. Cry out for this nourishment as a baby cries for milk, now that you have had a taste of the Lord's kindness.1 Peter 2:2-3 (NLT)

What does it mean to grow into the fullness of our salvation?  I see this as maturing as Christians.  When we are born again, we are changed in a miraculous way.  But at the same time, our behavior and thinking may not be totally changed. 

The new birth is just the beginning, not the end of our salvation story.  It is then that God justifies us...that He forgives us and makes us worthy of His redemption.  Then we are to begin a new life where we look at things differently.  We'll continue to have pitfalls, failures and successes.  We can learn from each one and grow in our relationship with God from each one.  These are the things that will build us.  And we should be able to look back daily and say to ourselves, "I'm not where I should be yet, but I'm much better off than I was."  

After we're born again, the goal is for us to continue to mature, or as Wesley put it, to go on towards perfection.  So what we must realize is that the new birth and/or baptism is not the end of our salvation story.  These are just the beginning.  Let us all crave the pure spiritual milk that God has to offer us and grow into the fullness of our salvation.

In the love of Christ,
greg


2 Comments:

At 1/29/16, 9:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello there, Greg.......

I've growing with you in Christ the last couple of months. We first "met" on 11/18/15, and I've enjoyed your blog very much.

I have a prayer request. My good friend and sister in Christ, Heather Rathnau, has been diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer. She is asking for prayers from faithful prayer warriors. Here is her website:

www.CaringBridge.org/visit/HeatherRathnau

I'm sure she would appreciate a message from you. Thanks so much for your support!

If you need to contact me, here's my email: sharonrae2010@yahoo.com

Your sister in Christ,

Sharon

 
At 1/30/16, 10:40 AM, Blogger Greg Hazelrig said...

I'm sorry to hear about your friend. Cancer is a horrible thing to go through but with God's help it can be beat. My prayers are with you and her as she goes through it.

Now, you say we met last November. Where might that have been?

In the love of Christ,
greg

 

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