Therefore, my brothers, be all the more eager to make your calling and election sure. For if you do these things, you will never fall, and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. -2 Peter 1:10
I know Peter isn’t talking about salvation, but what he is talking about is that since we are called by Christ, let us work hard to make sure that we are certain of it. Our life is our response to Jesus. Our response to His sacrifice for us is the way we live our lives. We must ask the question; “How much has Jesus’ sacrifice changed us?” Much of the time our lives are a pale reflection of his sacrifice and we do not embrace living in the power of Him. Sometimes we have to get to the very raw center of the sacrifice that Jesus did. His sacrifice should move us, our salvation did not come cheep. Our life needs to be a little more reflective of his sacrifice for us.
So what can I do? Is there a check off list? I know what I can do; it is just reflect, marvel, and just soak in the love God has for me. Through that I can grow closer to Him, and He will teach me and show me areas were I need to change, need to adjust, or need to just get rid of. Knowing God is not easy, it requires a life that is focused and reflective, obedient and loving, strong and sincere. But here Peter says that if we do pursue self-control, godliness, perseverance, then we are on the right path. As the old saying goes, Jesus gave us life; our gift back to Him is what we do with it. So the question that I have to ponder is what am I going to do with my life?
Lord thank you for the subtle reminder that your sacrifice was great and now you call me to answer You when You ask what I did with mine.