You Got This!
Good Morning Ekklesia
Philippians 2:12-13 NLT
12 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, 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.
You Got This
As Believers in Christ we must work out our Soul's Salvation; this simply means that we have to obey and trust God completely, and as we obey and trust Him we are working to see the perfected work completed in us.
Yes, to work out this salvation we must resist sin and follow the desires of the Holy Spirit that God embedded in us when we confess Jesus as Lord and Savior. This same Spirit enables us to do the work of resisting the evil desires that come our way. It also helps us to draw near to Christ in times our faith becomes weak, then we can gain the strength to keep going.
Working out our Salvation is so vital we must do it with fear and trembling. Often when we talk of fear and trembling we think of God’s Reverence and Respect He deserves, but it's also where we include the Wrath of God, His power, His judgment, and dread of sinning against Him having to face the consequences of those sins.
The good news is God is working in us so that we don't have to be afraid of not pleasing Him. God is working in us so we can accomplish the good work that Salvation has brought us. God is working in us to prove we are his children and they were able to produce those things that God wants us to have. Also, He gives us the desire to do it. He gives us the grace to do it. So it should never come to a point where we say "I can't do this" because God has given you the power to work out your salvation. You got this! You can do it! Remember, Greater is He that is in you than he that's in the world.
I love u more than u know
Peace and Blessings, Pastor Stephan