Celebrate with praises the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has shown us his extravagant mercy. For his fountain of mercy has given us a new life—we are reborn to experience a living, energetic hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. We are reborn into a perfect inheritance that can never perish, never be defiled, and never diminish. It is promised and preserved forever in the heavenly realm for you! Through our faith, the mighty power of God constantly guards us until our full salvation is ready to be revealed in the last time. 1 Peter 1:3-5 TPT‬‬

Your election to be a child of God is absolutely an act of God’s grace, you did not deserve it but Christ died to pay the ransom for your soul.

However, to experience the full benefits of your salvation, this depends largely on your determination and readiness to forget about yourself, take your cross every day, follow Jesus all the way and walk consistently in His steps daily.

Spiritual growth and Christian maturity do not come automatically, you can only grow spiritually and be transformed from a spiritual babe who can be easily tossed to and fro with every wind of doctrine unto a matured man that God can commit His holy treasures.

Except you make up your mind to renounce ALL and embrace Jesus only, you might not be qualified to receive the prize of the upward call of God which is in Christ Jesus only.

Know this, you are not saved to obtain the perishable crowns and consumables things like gold and silver, houses and lands, cars and jewelries, etc. God ultimate prize for you is eternal life with God and the crown of life which can never fade nor perish. May the Lord help you to run the race till the end with strong determination, strict discipline and a clear focus on the eternal inheritance awaiting you at the end. Have a blessed day.

Your brother,

Olufemi Babalola