“No one knows who the Father is except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.” - Luke 10:22
"You should always look at yourself and think, 'I can't believe I'm a Christian.' If you're a Christian, it's a miracle." - Tim Keller
"Belief in the Gospel is not in our DNA. Belief in the Gospel is a miracle God is constantly performing." - Ray Ortlund
"Your faith will not fail while God sustains it. You are not strong
enough to fall away while God is resolved to hold you." - J.I. Packer
500 posts. That's a lot of time, thought and effort...and guess what? Every single one of them was a gift. Many were directly inspired by topics that I was wrestling with or by things the Holy Spirit was showing me. But every post was only done because I was given the ability, opportunity and insight by the God of the universe.
We like to think we are in control of so many things. But as I read today..."proximity does not equal control." I did not control my last breath or heartbeat. I don't control the saving work of the Spirit in my life. I didn't go out and seek faith in Jesus and call it my own. It's all a gift.
God has taken it upon Himself to hold on to me. My assurance of salvation does not lie in myself. It lies with a covenant-keeping God.