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How Happy Are You with Your Salvation?

Some may not remember this, of course, but way back when long distance calling was a big deal (and big business), you would often get calls from salespeople asking, “How happy are you with your current long-distance provider?” or something similar.

It’s just funny to put the words “happy with” and “long distance calling” together. It’s a little like asking, “How happy are you with the oxygen you’re breathing right now?” You don’t think about it in those terms, which is probably what they were after.

Maybe you think, “Hmmm, this telecommunication corporation isn’t making me all that happy so I’ll just switch over…” Obviously, our salvation is based on living relationship, but we can sadly treat it in much the same way.

This world makes it easy to lean into discouragement. You get disappointed and wallowing in self-pity seems like a valid response, but it’s sucking the life out of you.

…although you were formerly alienated and hostile in mind, engaged in evil deeds,yet He has now reconciled you in His fleshly body through death, in order to present you before Him holy and blameless and beyond reproach—if indeed you continue in the faith firmly established and steadfast, and not moved away from the hope of the gospel that you have heard…

–Colossians 1:21-23

Hope, according to the Amplified Bible in 1 Corinthians 13:13, is “confident expectation of eternal salvation.” Eternal doesn’t mean after you die or future. It means it’s everlasting, has always been and always will be.

When you move away from the gospel message, you wander away from your strength and lose hope. You hear the metaphorical voice saying, “How happy are you with your salvation?” and you don’t know what to say.

I truly believe the only way we can be dissatisfied with what Jesus purchased for us is to either 1.) not understand the magnitude of it or 2.) stop considering and thinking about the wonders of His reconciliation.

Joy is a key component to Kingdom living (Romans 14:17) so if you have an extended season of joylessness, something is not right. Tap into the joy of the gospel, and don’t let anyone talk you out of it!

At this moment, this song represents the joy of considering what He’s done for us. It’s called, “Drenched in Love” by Daniel Bashta. The chorus borrows from “Nothing but the Blood” then repeatedly reaffirms, “I am washed, I am washed, I am drenched in love.”

Hope you were able to take a few minutes to listen and respond. He’s drenching you in His love and every breath you take is another opportunity to feel that joy–don’t miss out!

What are your thoughts on this? What helps you consider the gospel and keep it front and center in your life?

2 Comments

  1. Yes, I’m old enough to remember those long-distance calls, and how expensive they were! Remembering today, with joy, that Jesus paid the highest, ultimate price for my salvation. Thank you, Jason, for the blessing of your words today.

    • Oh I appreciate you so much, Martha! Glad we can encourage and spur one another on to remember the goodness and graciousness of our loving Father! Blessings to you and thanks so much!

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