Are you in Christ? Are you called by His name? If you say yes and amen to this, it is only true because of what HE has done. HE started this work in you and HE will be faithful to complete it. HE bought you with a price. That’s why the fact that he is SEATED at the right hand of God the Father is so mind-blowing. He is seated because He does not need to redeem you over and over and over again. We come to him by faith and He receives us because of what He did on the cross. He is not dying still. He lives and intercedes for His own.
You cannot earn this.
You cannot add to this.
You cannot take away from this.
And neither can any other power, person, or principality.
If you are His, you will bear fruit because you are rooted and grounded in Him. But if you are fearful that your fruit may be slow growing or it seems to be sparse, don’t sit and examine your fruit… Don’t try to tack on fruit like a flannelgraph.
Look to Jesus. Look to Jesus alone.
Gaze upon the beauty of what He has done for you in his life, death, and resurrection. Your redemption is sure if it is in Jesus alone. So, if you falter in your faith, look again and again and again to the author and perfecter of your faith.