Virtue: Salvation

Salvation…what a GREAT place to start.

I’m not going to unpack this too deeply as I believe I could write about this one topic for days.  This article, The Basics of Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ, is a fabulous resource for you to check out if you have questions and want to dig deeper.

But, in simple, basic terms, salvation is one of the promises of God to all believers {those who have accepted Christ into their hearts — 1 John 4:14-15}: to be given the gift of eternal life.

Dictionary.com gives us this defination…

sal·va·tion [sal-vey-shuhn] — noun  1. the act of saving or protecting from harm, risk, loss, destruction, etc.  2. the state of being saved or protected from harm, risk, etc.  3. a source, cause, or means of being saved or protected from harm, risk, etc.  4. Theology. deliverance from the power and penalty of sin; redemption.

What we have here on earth is temporary.  Making the decision to get to know God, through His son Jesus Christ is a very big decision — and an important one.  One that takes us from our “temporary” here-on-earth to an everlasting life of eternity with our Father.

As I discussed this virtue with my boys, I asked them if they had invited Jesus into their hearts — they both acknowledged that yes. they. had. {BIG  S M I L E}  Then…

…we talked about what salvation means.

Understanding what this means is crucial — the meaning behind the decision and the “living-out” as a result of the decision.  I shared with them an elementary explanation of what I’ve come to realize about inviting Jesus into my heart  — I’ve also written this in my book starting on page 58:

We are all children of God and He ultimately wants a relationship with each of us. He sent His son Jesus Christ to live amongst us, to set an example for us of how to live our lives. He spoke truth, demonstrated perfect character, and taught us spiritual principles. He showed us how to connect and have a relationship with our Father, God. Jesus was crucified and triumphed over death. To invite Jesus Christ into my heart means to accept Jesus’ way of life; to understand and accept the teachings of Jesus and make every effort to practice His spiritual principles in every area of my daily life.

I’m very excited about starting this journey — being intentional about learning more and growing in these areas with God and with my boys.  I believe that God will bless us in unique ways as we become more aware of these virtues for ourselves.

I know we are praying these virtues for our children, but I need to ask YOU…have you received God’s free gift of salvation?  If not, what is preventing you from making that decision today?

“Suppose you could gain everything in the whole world, and lost your soul. Was it worth it?” – Billy Graham

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You’ve just read day 1 of  the series: 31 Biblical Virtues to Pray for Your Children.  Whether your children are young or old, whether you’re expecting or hope to be expecting, whether the children in your life are biologically yours, adopted, step, or they are just precious to you — you can join in and pray for them!!

Are YOU IN?

Will YOU journey with me and watch how God shows up as we seek Him and believe in Him for our children?

IF so, simply fill out the form below with the date you want to start!  You will receive a FREE printable version of the graphic/poster + an email from me everyday for 31 Days to encourage you along the way with my daily virtue reflection.

–> To start at the beginning and see the initial invitation/announcement about this series, click HERE

Comments

    • Teri says

      That’s GREAT Dawn! I know…Bob is AMAZING, I’m so grateful for his permission for us to use this and GROW! =) I will be posting the daily virtues everyday on the KIP Facebook page share it from there! http://fb.com/keepingitpersonal — thank YOU for joining on this journey, YOU WILL BE BLESSED!

      Make it a GREAT day! Teri

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