Since I decided to share some stories from Philippians, I would be remiss if I did not share the story of the time God saved me. I have mentioned in the recent past how I left church service on July 3, 2011 and wept because people were worshiping America and not the God who created the heavens and the earth. I read Philippians 2 the next day.
Therefore, if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort provided by love, any fellowship in the Spirit, any affection or mercy, complete my joy and be of the same mind, by having the same love, being united in spirit, and having one purpose. –Philippians 2:1-2
I actually believe that I did not get any further than verse two but that does not really matter. What matters is I knew that God had written those words for me two thousand years ago. After reading those words, I was in love with God and knew He loved me too. He had loved me before I was even born. How could He write those beautiful words for me? Why would He do that?
I poured over those words again and again. I cried for longer than I care to admit as I read them. Any encouragement in Christ. Complete my joy. Having one purpose. Such beautiful words even now. I wish I could bring back the feelings I had that day. They are hazy, blurry feelings now.
I do not know why He saved me and I do not think it really matters why. What matters is how I glorify Him now that He has saved me. This means I have to fight complacency in my life. I have to get up each morning and shake away my fear. Oh, if it were only that simple.
What am I going to do today?