You were saved by faith in God, who treats us much better than we deserve. This is God’s gift to you, and not anything you have done on your own. It isn’t something you have earned, so there is nothing you can brag about. God planned for us to do good things and to live as he has always wanted us to live. This is why he sent Christ to make us what we are. Ephesians 2:8‭-‬10 CEV

Your election to be a child of God is absolutely an act 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 depends largely on your determination and readiness to forget about yourself, take your cross everyday, following Jesus all the way and walking consistently in His steps daily.

Spiritual growth and Christian maturity do not come automatically. You can only grow spiritually and be transformed from spiritual babe who can be easily tossed to and fro with every wind of doctrine unto a matured man that God will 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 but to inherit 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 clear focus on the eternal prize awaiting you at the end. Good morning and enjoy a fruitful week.

Your brother,

Olufemi Babalola