Hi. If you popped over to my blog after reading my devotion, “The Fundamentals of Faith,” welcome!
If you’re like me, you may have struggled with your faith from time to time. Perhaps you’ve even questioned your salvation. This is normal, but not necessary. The bible says we can know for sure that we are saved. When I say “saved” I’m describing a person who has turned from a life of sin, and by faith has turned to God for forgiveness and eternal life through His Son Jesus Christ who died to pay for our sins.
I realize that many people feel the need to be saved all over again. I have felt that way myself. While we need to confess our sin daily, there’s no need to be saved over and over again. For example, you and I are only born physically once. Then, we grow. As we grow, we may fall down from time to time but we don’t stay down. No. We get up and move on. Even if there are wounds or broken bones from our fall, we eventually heal and are restored to wholeness, but we don’t have to be re-born to achieve this. The same is true for our spiritual life. We are born spiritually once and then we must grow in our faith. Sure there are bumps and burses along the way, but we keep pressing on.
While our spiritual birth takes place once and is for all time, growing in our faith is a process that takes a lifetime. In order to grow, know God and His ways, we must take bible reading, prayer, and church participation seriously. Only then, when we seek God daily and confess our sin regularly, will experience less falling down and more soaring on the wings of the Most His God.
All this sounds good, but can we know for sure that we’ve been spiritually born of God? Absolutely, we can! Tomorrow we will look at John—who tells us we can put away our doubts and know for certain that we belong to God…once and for all!