Often we think of a person’s “profession of faith” as the end-all-be-all of their Christian journey. But the Christian life isn’t about just saying, “I believe in Jesus.” It’s about having an obsession with your faith.
God doesn’t want just your professions and confessions. He wants your heart. He wants everything in your life to be about Him and the purpose He has placed on your life.
When we believe in God, He delivers us from the bondage of sin in our lives—that’s something we can’t do on our own. And He takes us on a journey with our faith to drive out the enemies of our soul, making small tweaks to our soul so that we can reach the peak of the mountain.
After God rescued the Israelites from slavery in Egypt, He brought them into the wilderness. They had a goal to reach—the Promised Land, a land of abundance. Those who had the faith to trust in God reached this land and experienced its fullness. And it is the same with us today; if we have faith in God and let Him guide us on our journey through life, we’ll be able to experience the abundant life.
But just because we get there doesn’t mean the war is over. The Israelites had to fight city after city in the Promised Land, and it’s for the same reason that we have to fight spiritually every day. Ephesians 6:10-12 says, “A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.” We don’t fight against people—the fight is against the enemy of God for their souls.
We have to remember that the object of our salvation isn’t just so that we can be saved. It’s so that we are saved so that we can help others also experience the love of Christ and let Him salvage their lives.
Right now, we live in a world without peace. But, by working towards the peak of the mountain and keeping God’s purpose at the forefront of our minds, we can have peace in our hearts that we are doing everything we can to help people meet God and find the same peace.