Guest Author - Preena Deepak
Have you ever looked back on that day when you first found the love of God? Have you let your thoughts reel back in time when the love of Christ poured out at Calvary first touched your soul? Have you ever desired to experience that joy and peace that you felt when you said ‘yes’ to Christ and made that all important decision to follow Him? Do you feel His presence as much today as you did when you first found Him?
If you have found Christ and have been born into His family, you know how precious your ‘salvation moment’ is. But do you experience the same joy and peace today as you did when you accepted Christ? If you do then you are on the right track. But at times we have a tendency to fall back and allow worldly cares to drown away the joy of salvation from our lives. This is dangerous and prolonging in such a state will lead to much greater spiritual harm and might even end up losing up on the Kingdom of God.
Is it possible to keep the challenges of living in a fallen world at bay and continue to live in unending fellowship with the risen Christ and experience the joy of being saved all the time? The answer is a huge ‘yes’.
Most often we end up losing track of our salvation experience when we fail to devote enough time and attention to study and meditate on God’s word. Failing to pray and participate in meaningful fellowship with fellow believers can also steal us away from the presence of God. Each of us can take active efforts to strengthen these vital areas of our spiritual life.
Another interesting and very effective method to continue to experience salvation all the time is to fill up vacant moments in praise, thanks or simply taking a long look at Calvary. Though most of our schedules may be packed and not allow us time to sit still and reflect on God, all of us have vacant hours while doing mundane repetitive tasks, driving or working at the kitchen. Use these occasions as opportunities to gaze upon the goodness of the Lord who saved you. You will not only find yourself constantly communing with the maker, but also free from sin and the pressures of the world.