“But I call God as witness to my soul, that to spare you I did not come again to Corinth. Not that we lord it over your faith, but are workers with you for your joy; for in your faith you are standing firm” (2 Corinthians 1:23-24).
When we have heard the Gospel and it is received in our heart, we then are to step out in faith and live into the promises that we have received. This is not just news to be retained in our minds, but a life to be lived with the whole of who we are. Do not just sit back and relish the Good News of salvation in Christ, but act out the salvation You have been given through faith, that He who began a good work in you may carry it on to completion.
Lord, You have given me abilities in the Spirit to live this life of faith. Help me to take what You have given and continue on the journey of faith. Lead me in the way You know I need to go and then motivate me to move along on it. Through You alone is all hope given. Through You alone is there salvation. Guide me. O Lord. in the way of everlasting life that I would walk humbly with You.
Lord Jesus, You send those who have received and then carry that Good News to others. Teach me to be one of those who shares with others what You have given me. Lead me in this outward way of living that I would not hold fast to what You have given, but like You, pour myself out for You and the sake of others. Guide me, Lord, that I may become more like You. Amen.