Monday, 24 August 2015

Elbow grease

I was busy cleaning the grimy bits off the frying pan yesterday (as all good husbands do) when I suddenly thought of that old term "applying some elbow grease!" It was clear that the grime was only going to come off with a little hard work. However, in the end it was worth all the effort.

And so the question applies to us today - is there some 'elbow grease' needed in our faith adventure? Our spirituality will go through times where we need to work a little harder than usual, but in the end it will be worth it. Thankfully, we don't need to earn our salvation, but there are times when we do need to be discipline in making sure that we 'work out our salvation.'

Are you experiencing some tough times at the moment. May God grant you the strength to persevere unto the end. Remember that our Faith is worth the effort.

Philippians 2:12 - "Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling..."

Living in Grace

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