Working Out

today's reading.
Philippians 2:12-30  Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling...

the blog.
Over the past few days, I've read Philippians 2 a number of times, and each time I've found myself stopping at verses 12-13 to consider Paul's telling the Philippians that how in his absence, they need to "work out [their] own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure."

What a good reminder that we can, and should, be growing our relationship with God on our own. Now don't get me wrong, being involved in church and Bible studies are good things for sure, but it's also good and necessary for us to seek God and spend time with Him one-on-one. 

So what does you "working out" your salvation look like these days? What are you doing individually to grow your relationship with God? Tami W.

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