“Confirmation Please” (click to listen; right-click to download)
“Be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and election”- I think it was Dallas Willard who said, “Grace is not opposed to effort, it is opposed to earning.” In this message we see clearly that God urges us give effort, which in turn the Holy Spirit uses to confirm God’s grace and call upon our lives.
Why do we need these reminders? Because without them we would inevitably drift. Those who drift end up being swept away by the tide, but those who stroke against the current are able to hold their position.