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Am I Really Saved?
Posted by Rev. Jeff Dixon, Senior Equipping Minister at Covenant Community Church on Jan 2, 2002, 20:11

Sure I always have advice, sometimes it is good, I hope it is in this case. I think a key phrase in your question is "I feel." Most of us try to key off of our feelings and we put a great deal of stock in them. Let me remind you that you canít always trust your feelings. Often your feelings have very little to do with the facts and reality of Godís Word. Feelings can fool us and feelings can change, so we must learn to trust the facts, not feelings.

If you have accepted Christ and invited Him into your heart as Savior and Lord then you are a Christian. Jesus said in John 10:27-28, "My sheep listen to my voice: I know them and they follow me. I give them eternal life...and...no one can snatch them out of my hand."

In Philippians 1:6 we read, "He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." The idea here is to use your faith. Your faith in what you have believed and what He has promised instead of trusting your feelings. Scripture also says in 2 Timothy 2:13, "If we are faithless, He will remain faithful, for He cannot disown himself." In those moments when you feel like your faith is fading, remember God remains faithful to you. His commitment to you never changes. He has loaded you up with promise after promise and you can hold onto the promise after promise that He has made.

Now that I have said ignore your feelings, let me backtrack. At times our feelings are an indicator of how we are doing spiritually. Use your feelings in a positive way to ask the Father if there is something that He is wanting you to do, if you have some things to work out in your relationship with Him, or even use them to find out if you have just gotten lazy spiritually.

Even though it sounds hyper-spiritual you do need to keep reading and studying (and they are two different things) your Bible, keep talking to the Father, plug in and be around other Christians, get to times of worship and study, and let others know and see Jesus in you. Hopefully the down times wonít seem so low.






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