So for the past week and a half I have been listening to two John Piper sermons a day. This is mostly because my drive to work is 33 minutes each way and his older sermons tend to be about 32 minutes long.
I have been learning so much, and something I heard today that really encouraged me was that God is faithful to keep our salvation …. That I can trust in His faithfulness. Sometimes I am scared that ten years down the line I won’t know Jesus the way I do now. But I can trust Him who is faithful.
Not everyone is Scripture keeps their salvation. Some of Paul’s colleagues left the faith, in love with this present world. I don’t want to be one of them.
I am doing my Bible in a Year plan, and journaling prayers and thoughts along with it. Those tend to be a big more personal, but from what I’ve been hearing along with what I’ve been reading and studying in commentaries, I want to take a moment to thank God… To praise Him for my salvation, for softening my heart, for the people He sent to sow seeds of the Word, for some reason making my heart into good soil. Who am I? I am but nothing, no one.
There isn’t an hour that goes by when I don’t think about whoever is near me and wonder about their salvation. It’s a constant nagging thought in my mind. I wonder if they know Christ. I wonder whether God will give me opportunities to talk about my faith. I wonder if the words I am saying or the conversations I am participating in are God glorifying. I wonder if they see a hope in me, something to ask me about. I wonder so many things about everyone around me. And I just want them all to know Jesus.
But not all of them will!! They won’t all know Christ! It’s so weird for me at times. It’s hard. But to God be the glory.
Sorry for the random post…