Ever asked the question “am I truly saved?” This is a question I found myself asking a few times. I wondered if I was truly hearing from God or is it just my own thoughts. This question would arise if I fell into sin. I would feel nasty, terrible, disgusted even with the fact that I fell again. Why do I keep doing this? I repented and cried out, said I wouldn’t sin against God again but back to the cycle I went! I must not be saved. I know Christians sin by choice, so why would I and do I choose to sin? I must not be saved!
One day, after I had fallen, I prayed a prayer of repentance. In the prayer I also asked God to prove my salvation and I told Him that I needed to see, hear, and experience Him more. I did not realize that He answered when He did, because it was not with a voice, vision or dream, rather He answered in what I believed was the strangest way possible. He answered with a test! Yes, a test!
Sometimes we get caught up in our world/life that we fail to recognize the spiritual.
“And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”
- 2 Corinthians 12:9
When we face trials that go beyond the power of our willpower they come for God to prove Himself. If we can easily pass a trial with willpower, there would be no need for the power of the Holy Ghost. So He instead allows firery trials, that we know we could not manage by ourselves to prove to both us and principalities that He is in us.
When we are made weak, He is strong. This reveals that the power of Jesus is most active in trials and temptations. Our love for God will cause us not to grieve Him as He works His strength in us. We will feel Him in our conscience, our gut and our heart. We will feel Him leading us and instructing us on how to overcome. If we submit to Him, we will feel only godly feelings which will overide any other emotion the enemy would have us feel.
It was when I was tried and noticed that I had power to overcome any temptation that I knew I was saved. I did not grieve when sinning before I received the Lord, and now the grief comes naturally. The truth is, I do not delight in sin anymore because the Holy Ghost is in me.The strength and sentiment of the Lord in me is my proof of salvation.
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