When pursuing a life of faith, the gospel is everything.
It’s message has to be internalized and and become true to you. It needs to come off the page, works it’s way through you, and become who you are.
How do you operationalize that?
Take every verse that is that is addressed to you and write it out in the first person.
ex. “For by grace I have been saved through faith.”
It’s has to be more than a Christian fact but your identity. Slow things down and let what you write simmer.
Repeat when ever you see a verse about salvation, personalize it, and you will see your spiritual confidence grow.
God is on your side. He will not hide himself. Dig in.
Romans 3:11-12 None is righteous, no not one: no one understands; no seeks God. All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one.
Romans 3:23-24 …for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus…
John 3:16-17 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.
2 Corinthians 5:21 For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgiveu us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Psalm 103:12 As far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us.
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
1 Peter 1:8,9 Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.