The other day, I was talking with someone about the noticeably positive change in the life of a former wayward person who has decided to live his life for Jesus. It gives me great joy to see people turn from their ungodly ways and begin to march forward towards perfection.
How much more The Lord our God whose desire it is that we live our lives in accordance with His laid down principles so that we might be qualified to enjoy continued fellowship with Him. He cannot behold iniquity therefore, we must continue to carry positive charges on our terminals if we want to enjoy uninterrupted signals from the throne of grace.
You can only continue to enjoy His warm embrace for as long as your garment is white. Once your garment gets soiled or wrinkled by sin and any act of wickedness, He turns his face away from you. It’s a simple equation.
Do you know that some people are constantly on a two – way trip? They move forward in righteousness today and tomorrow they switch to reverse gear, walking in sin. They continue in this cycle and don’t seem to think that there is a problem with this.
Well the Lord is calling out to you today peradventure you are in this category. Let me make this clear to you: It will be utterly disastrous for Christ to return for the Saints or just you and find you in the ‘Reverse’ position. All would have been lost. Decide to keep marching forward as from today. Please deactivate your reverse gear. And trust God to help you remain in His love.
Still on the study of the Book of Romans-
He will give eternal life to those who keep on doing good, seeking after the glory and honor and immortality that God offers. But he will pour out his anger and wrath on those who live for themselves, who refuse to obey the truth and instead live lives of wickedness. There will be trouble and calamity for everyone who keeps on doing what is evil—for the Jew first and also for the Gentile.
Romans 2:7-9 NLT
If you have been doing good, please keep at it. Let nothing stop you. Don’t be shaken by the difficulties of life. God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Your reward is waiting. Nothing is worth loosing it over. Only those who endure to the end will be saved. The endurance clause proves to us that we are bound to experience rough patches along the line but we must ENDURE.
If you have been living in sin, this is an opportunity for you to determine where you will spend your eternity. No sin is too great to be forgiven. Just embrace God’s offer of cleansing and new birth to you. Defer this decision no longer. Today is the day of salvation. Tomorrow may be too late.
I have decided to follow Jesus, no turning back; no looking back. Forward ever; backward never!
What’s your decision?
~ OMOSEBI Mary Omolola