Salvation in Christ is the beginning of new life as the foundation of our faith, separation is your commitment to settle your new life and devotion is your consecration to God to seal your new life in Christ Jesus. Devotion unto God involves three things:
(i) Daily prayer. To maintain a victorious Christian life, you need a fervent prayer life, praying for God’s sanctification, strength and grace every day; praying for the spiritual understanding and knowledge of God to help you avoid errors. A heavenly minded Christian must spend much of his prayer time on his spiritual life, but the carnal minded Christians pray more about earthly stuff, blessings, provision, and attack against enemies. You must pray morning and evening about your new life in Jesus, let your spiritual life be your priority in your daily prayer, and every other things good will follow. Prayer strengthens us to resist the temptation of sin. Matthew 26:41. “Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
(ii) Daily Bible Reading. It is a must for you to spend at least 30mins daily to read and meditate the Word of God. Don’t just read, but prayerfully read and meditate, thinking over and over the Bible passages as you read until you understand and take note. The Word of God helps us not to fall back into sin.
“How can a young man cleanse his way?
By taking heed according to Your word.
10 With my whole heart I have sought You;
Oh, let me not wander from Your commandments!
11 Your word I have hidden in my heart,
That I might not sin against You.
The more you read and meditate the Word of God, the more you are being purified and renewed in the Lord.
(iii) WATCHFULNESS. Watchfulness is simply to work out your professed salvation with trembling and godly fear. It means to carefully apply the Word of God you read and the grace of God you receive through prayer into your daily living. That is when we become fruitful in the Lord. So that the grace we receive in prayer and the strength we receive in the Word of God will not be in vain, we must be watchful how we live our lives, how we talk, how we behave, how we response to people’s provocation, how we abstain from distance appearance of sin, how we dress, cloth we wear, the motive behind our dressing, the motive behind our desire for money, all these must be controlled by the Word of God – this is what watchfulness is all about.
Genuine repentance to salvation in Christ Jesus, total Separation from worldly and sinful things and people and complete Devotion unto God through daily prayer, Bible reading and watchfulness. These are the steps we must daily and carefully take in our journey to heaven.
“For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins. Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble; for so an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” 2 Peter 1:8-11.
God bless you as we continue in this glorious journey to heaven. Forward ever, and backward never in Jesus name.
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