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Saturday, September 27, 2008

Following Him Women’s Conference

I went to a great Women’s Conference last night and this morning at First Baptist Church in Hickory. Haven Parrott was the guest speaker and was very inspiring and also very funny. Haven's Website

She talked about putting Kingdom principles into earthly practice using the Bible passage Philippians 2:12-13 “Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. For it is God who is working in you, both to will and to act for His good purposes.”

God doesn’t need us, His work will get done. But His work is most often done through human hands. We don’t work for our salvation, we work because of it. Salvation is a rescue; if we could do it ourselves we wouldn’t need a rescue.

She also pointed out that salvation happens all at once (called Justification) and also moment by moment (called sanctification). Every day we should make fresh confession. Fresh repentance every day so we stay sensitive. Salvation isn’t just about going to Heaven, it’s about the here and now.

What God is working out in and through us is not a what at all. It’s a who, and that who is Christ.

Are we practicing who we are in Christ? Are we sharing our relationship with Him?

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