A Sonburst of Revelations to Grow By: My Salvation Is a Gift From God!
Our relationship with God is defined by the fact that our sin separates us from him. Romans 3:23 says, “For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.” This quickly moves us to revelation as found in Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.” God reveals his righteousness to us through Jesus Christ. He shows us that we are all sinners in need of salvation which he has arranged to give to us as a gift. Salvation is the gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ. This is an incredible revelation. We cannot work for it. It is a gift. We are saved by what we receive by faith.
When something is revealed to us, we then need to reflect upon it. What does this really mean for me personally? What am I going to do with what I know? Romans 10:9–10 tells us, “If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved.” If I take the next step to redemption, I will experience Romans 10:13, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
When we reflect on something, we generally come to a conclusion to either accept it or reject it. If we accept it, normally we will take a step to make it reality in our lives. The principles of soak, sow, flow, and grow incorporate into this process because as we memorize and meditate on these verses or concepts, they become a part of our spiritual growth. Our salvation provides the foundation of our faith and our life with Christ.