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Day 38 | FEBRUARY 7, 2021 | Apostle Gideon C Boateng
I don't mean to say I am perfect. I haven't learned all I should even yet, but I keep working toward that day when I will finally be all that Christ saved me for and wants me to be. No, dear brothers, I am still not all I should be, but I am bringing all my energies to bear on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I strain to reach the end of the race and receive the prize for which God is calling us up to heaven because of what Christ Jesus did for us. I hope all of you who are mature Christians will see eye-to-eye with me on these things, and if you disagree on some point, I believe that God will make it plain to you
Phil 3:12-15 (TLB)
It is a mark of spiritual infancy to think of salvation only in terms of an insurance policy to escape the flames of Hell. When we mature spiritually, we realize that God has saved us in order that we might walk each day in the pathway that He has already planned for each one of us from eternity (Eph 2:10). That pathway was what Paul called God’s purpose for his life. If we are satisfied with having received His grace, but are uncommitted to fulfilling His will for our lives, then no matter how thoroughly evangelical we may be, we shall go through life without accomplishing anything of lasting value to God.
Of course the Devil’s first aim is to blind people to the grace of God in Christ Jesus, thus preventing them from being saved (2 Cor. 4:4). But if he does not succeed at that, then his next aim is to blind that new believer to the fact that God has a very definite plan for him. To a large extent he has succeeded here. There are thousands of true believers who never seek the will of God with any degree of earnestness, even in major decisions that they make in their lives.
The Christian life is depicted in this passage in Philippians as one in which we have to be continually pressing on. No degree of spiritual maturity attainable on earth will ever absolve us from this need of constant urgency. It is because many believers have neglected this lesson that they have no living testimony. Their only testimony relates to an experience in the distant past when on a blessed day they perhaps raised their hand or signed a decision-card in some evangelistic meeting. That was wonderful, but nothing has happene since!
Keep pressing child and minister of God in being all the Father has arranged your life to be. Go on, be the best of you ever possible through yielding constantly to the transforming power of God’s Word.
// 🗣SAY BY FAITH
I fight the good fight of faith daily. I lay hold on eternal life and everything I am called unto in Christ. I press toward th mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
// 📚FURTHER STUDY
1 Tim 6:12, Eph 6:10-8
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