The Fear of Working Out 
Monday, November 7, 2005, 05:55 PM
A small part of the message yesterday was a quote from Philippians 2:12 & 13,

...continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.

You may have considered that the free gift of salvation calls for some response and may have worried about the proper one. (A embossed thank you note with blue-black ink seems inadequate.)

Well I have good news, better, and best news! The good news is that fear and trembling of working out the meaning of salvation is part of God's plan! If you are unsure of your faith journey, finding your way through detours and delays, you are normal! So banish all those thoughts of spiritual inadequacy.

The better news is that you have been given another day's extension on the task of growing into the person God is calling you to be. Thanks be to God, who considers not where you've been, or even where you are, but where you are going. What's your workout plan today?

The best news is that you are not alone. For it is not you that is working on this lifetime workout program but God! Like a patient personal trainer, God meets you every day for your spiritual work out. Be attentive to the opportunities to exercise your faith, you and God are equal to any fearful task...including being faithful.

Hoping you and God have a good workout today!

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