Remember the Hope of our Salvation

First I just want to say sorry I don’t post more frequently, it is sometimes hard to get too.  But today I just want to encourage everyone too remeber the Lord from where our salvation comes.  Over and over in the scripture it talks of remembering the hope of our salvation.  It talks of more then just remembering we are saved, it speaks to our vision.  It’s easy to loose focus in our world today with all the distractions of technology, bills, problems, worries and more.  The world throws distractions at you from every corner, twist, and turn.

We must remember we are not of this world.  We are here walking with a purpose and our every step should be filled with walking after God.  There’s no turning off that relationship with Him, but we sometimes can forget it.  We have so many options now days to keep our focus.  Some of the simplest though are just keeping a prayerful heart toward God.  Talk to Him as your going about your day.  Remember our God sent His Son to walk this earth, die at our hands for our sins, and then raised Him from the dead to give victory and forgiveness for our sins.  This is a God who loves us that much, He WANTS relationship with you.

Sometimes just stepping back and remembering all this is enough to bring a victory to our circumstance.  It’s not without reason God reminds us in His word to keep our focus on Him.  He is our strength and shield.  We will go through nothing in this life without Him unless we leave Him behind, and in the End He’s never really left we just started ignoring Him.  To me being a bondservant means remembering God in all things.  Walking with purpose to our steps if only to glorify Him.  You never know when your life will be a witness to those around you, a witness or encouragement that they truly need.

We live in a world today where we can have multiple versions of the Bible on our phones, an app called Youversion is available for both Android and Iphones, use them!  We live in a world where we have the ability to carry praise and worship musics with us on our phones as well.  These are all tools we can use to give us a few minutes alone with our first love.  The trick is to teach ourselves to do it, to allow ourselves to immerse ourselves in the God we love so much.

Remember always that the only thing holding your relationship with God back with you, is you!  You can get as close to God as you wish, it takes work, dedication, and willingness to spend the time and effort doing it in prayer, study of His word, and our Walk.

Feel free to share some tips you use to keep your focus through the day in the comments!

Now for my scripture of the Day, or post as it may be, 1 Peter 1: 3-9:

“3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, 5 who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 6 In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, 7 that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, 8 whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, 9 receiving the end of your faith–the salvation of your souls.”

 

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