Tom with kids in Kuwait

Tom with kids in Kuwait
Tom with kids in Kuwait

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Cool Beans

OK, so I read the short piece on the Baseball Glove and it got me thinking.
Good.  Thinking is good.
What were you thinking?
How do I respond to my salvation?  How do I respond to this wonderful gift?
That is asking, what must I do to be a disciple of Jesus?
Yes!  Exactly!  What must I do to follow Jesus?
Realizing that you can’t earn your salvation:  It is 100% a gift from God.
Yes, but wanting with all of my heart to love him back.
That, my friend, is discipleship.  Our very lives constitute our reply of, “Thank you, Lord!”
This is what is meant by work out your salvation…
With fear and trembling.
It is the most important that we do after receiving this fantastic gift of God’s love that we call salvation.
But fear and trembling?
Let’s try giving it the consideration of the most important thing you will do today.
So everything that I do with my life from this point forward is important.
It is your response, your thank you, your I love you back to God.
Yes, discipleship!
Now that’s just, well, cool beans.
Cool beans?  OK, I can see that.  We get a lot of latitude in responding to God’s love that we know in Jesus.   Then cool beans it is.
Cool beans it is.
I have decided to follow Jesus.
That’s cool beans.

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