“He must increase, but I must decrease.”
As we journey in life, how easy is it to become caught up in your walk with God. I have found an unspoken checklist that Christians are supposed to enact everyday: read your Bible, say your prayers, take some time alone to be with God, etc. However, do those things actually further my salvation? Can I confirm myself into the image of Christ?
Hidden in our every lives is the assumption that I must earn my way into heaven. I must work to be good enough to be accepted before God. Yet I can never be accepted before God. I am too sinful. No matter how much I confess and pray for Christ to transform me, there is still a filthiness in my flesh that I cannot remove; it is the mark of sin in the flesh, and it will remain with us until Christ redeems our bodies.
The truth is, I have to let go of my worry over my walk with Christ. My walk does not save me. Christ saves me. He is the One who has redeemed my soul and will redeem my body. There is no way that I can contribute to my salvation, for salvation is not a thing; salvation is a Person.
When I look at Christ, everything else fades away. When I consider who He is and all that He has done for us, I cannot be but overwhelmed with awe and admiration of the Savior. Only when we truly step aside, account everything that we once knew as loss, and look to Christ will we truly have comprehended the depths of salvation.