Coco loves GOD very dearly. He had been her Dad since hers left herself and her Mom when she was 4 years old. ‘Daddy J‘ as she fondly called Him had come through for her severally. Now, she was literally Abba’s Beloved as she went around with the stamp. I mean her notepads, totebag, phone pouch and all screamed the name.

Coco was of the opinion that Christ had paid every price needed to be paid. So, she didn’t see any reason why she should do what the other Christian folks did. She always said, “Daddy J won the victory for me already. He told me to enter His rest too. Why then should I be bothered with all these activities?”

Is Coco right though? Let’s find out . . .


When you saw the title of the Blog Series, ‘Work It Out’, what came to your mind?

P.S: This is not a rhetorical question. I will really love to know. Please take a minute and leave me a response in the comment section below. Thank you!

Whatever it is you thought it was going to be about, you’re going to find out what GOD had in mind right about now . . .

When Jesus died on the cross, He said, “It is finished!” That is, all sickness, sin, shame, death and what have you is finished. Entering God’s rest does not mean you won’t do anything at all. It is not a passive place believers come into but is a place of activity still. You rest from your fruitless works though.

“For whoever has entered God’s rest has also rested from his works as God did from His.”

HEB. 4:10 ESV

What I mean by fruitless works is summed up in us trying to earn righteousness in God’s eyes. He sees us as righteous already because of Jesus’s finished work on the cross. Entering God’s rest is laying aside all our work and resting in Him and His already completed work. This does not mean that you will not have to do anything again. It just means that when you do anything, you do it from the place of rest which is in Jesus.

“God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.”

2 COR. 5:21 NIV

So, you see Coco was well-meaning but wrong. Sadly, many of us are like Coco. We believe that Christ has done it all (which is true) and that we do not need to study or pray anymore (which is not true).

Jesus has done all that pertains to your salvation already but as we’ll see in the Scripture below, Apostle Paul admonishes us to WORK IT OUT! So, in this post, I will convince you on why you should work out your salvation and how to work it out.

“So then, my dear ones, just as you have always obeyed [my instructions with enthusiasm], not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence, continue to work out your salvation [that is, cultivate it, bring it to full effect, actively pursue spiritual maturity] with awe-inspired fear and trembling [using serious caution and critical self-evaluation to avoid anything that might offend God or discredit the name of Christ].”

PHIL. 2:12 AMP

So how do you work it out?

Well, it’s unlike building physical muscles or keeping fit physically. You don’t enroll in a gym or download a fitness app, drop down to do 50 pushups or butt bridges. There are levels to this thing, you see.

  • PRAY AT ALL TIMES

“But you, dear friends, must build each other up in your most holy faith, pray in the power of the Holy Spirit”

JUDE 1:20 NLT

As you can see, praying builds you up. You should pray at all times too (1 Thess. 5:17). You don’t have to wait till a particular time to pray and you don’t have to pray a particular way. Pray while waiting for your next lecturer, while washing the dishes, while strolling to class, e.t.c. Also you don’t have to use big and perfect words. You should normalize praying simply like: “Thank You for a new day!“, “Holy Spirit, I don’t understand what this course is all about, please teach me“, “I feel sad right now, please pour Your love on me”. You don’t have to sound mysterious using words like “Thee” and “Thou”.

  • STUDY & MEDITATE ON GOD’S WORD

“In the same way that nursing infants cry for milk, you must intensely crave the pure spiritual milk of God’s Word. For this “milk” will cause you to grow into maturity, fully nourished and strong for life”

1 PET. 2:2 TPT

Studying God’s Word will build you up and help you grow into spiritual maturity. Studying involves careful examination and analysis of Scriptures. It is not just reading through to check it off your to-do list or to silence your guilt-stricken heart. After studying, you meditate on the Scripture. Meditation is focused thinking on Scriptures. This is the way you squeeze all the juice out of the orange.

TIP: When next you want to study your Bible, pay attention to what the Holy Spirit highlights. Most times, He has a lot to tell you concerning it. Be patient and meditate on that Scripture. Don’t forget to write down what He tells you too.

  • FASTING

He went on, “No one cuts up a fine silk scarf to patch old work clothes; you want fabrics that match. And you don’t put your wine in cracked bottles.”

MATT. 9:16-17 MSG

Fasting is generally abstaining from or denying yourself of a particular thing for a season. It could be food, social media or any other thing that is a distraction. It helps to subdue the flesh and its desires. Fasting builds a greater capacity to accommodate God in our lives. It gets rid of the old wine (i.e. unnecessary things taking up space) and makes room for new wine (i.e the Holy Spirit and all the things He wants to do in you). Someone said, “Fasting heightens your spiritual antenna”. This is true in the sense that your spiritual sensitivity increases since you are far from distractions.

  • FELLOWSHIP WITH OTHER BELIEVERS

“And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.”

HEB. 10:25 NLT

This one right here is widely debated. There is a misconception that we do not need anybody in our Christian walk. The lockdown period even worsened this fallacy as people got convinction (air quote) on this matter.

As I said already, it’s a fallacy. Jesus advises us to fellowship with other believers. Do you know why? He knows that you can’t run this race all by yourself. He loves relationship and gave us an example -The Trinity. He knows that for you to work it out, you will need to fellowship with others because “Iron sharpens iron”. Stop believing the lie that you don’t need to go to church to fellowship with others. It might just be the devil trying to single you out for attack.

Conclusion

I’m sure that by now, you understand how to Work It Out Spiritually.

In the preceding part of this series which I believe you have read. If you haven’t, click here. We see how it’s important to be very physically fit. If we are not fit physically, we won’t be able to carry out these spiritual exercises. You won’t be able to fast or pray or even gather with others if you are sick.

Dear Friend, work out your salvation. Work It Out and don’t neglect physical fitness in all you do.

I know you’ve been inspired. What stood out the most for you? Do let me know in the comment section. Also, don’t forget to share on your social media platforms.


18 responses to “WORK IT OUT Blog Series (Work It Out Spiritually!)”

  1. Tughobo Avatar
    Tughobo

    Lol,feels like I’ve been taking studying of scripture as a to do list 😪😪,
    Working it out,is holding on to the victory on the cross of Calvary that’s why it’s always said this we worship from the place of victory. Eph 6:11-28 ellaborates on the various ways we can work it out..a very insightful piece

    Liked by 1 person

    1. BraimohGod'sglory Avatar

      Hmm …
      Thank God you’ve identified it. It’s left for you to decide to study God’s Word indeed.
      God help you to study God’s Word truly and not religiously!🙏

      Yes! The victory is ours.
      Thank you very much!😇

      Like

  2. Jesuitie Avatar
    Jesuitie

    Will definitely be checking this out from time to time.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. BraimohGod'sglory Avatar

      I’m really glad to hear that.
      Thank you!😇💜

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Atunbi Toluwanimi Avatar
    Atunbi Toluwanimi

    This is insightful, thank you much.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. BraimohGod'sglory Avatar

      Thank God!

      Thank you for reading too!😊

      Like

  4. Irene Avatar
    Irene

    gloryinspires blog posts are always incredible! Thanks for serving us top-notch content once more……
    Greater heights Sis!😚

    Liked by 1 person

    1. BraimohGod'sglory Avatar

      Thank God!

      Amen! Thanks hun!🤲❤

      Like

  5. Ewemade Braimoh Avatar
    Ewemade Braimoh

    In working out our salvation ,we should not neglect physical fitness.
    Good point!
    Well done Abbas Girl 💕!
    More inspirations in Jesus mighty name. Amen…

    Liked by 1 person

    1. BraimohGod'sglory Avatar

      Amen!

      Thank you ma!🤲❤

      Like

  6. Olamilekan Akinsulure Avatar
    Olamilekan Akinsulure

    Beautiful work GG. May the Holy Spirit continue to inspire you.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. BraimohGod'sglory Avatar

      Amen!

      Thanks Sammy!
      Glad i could do this blog series with you.😊

      Like

  7. Abigail Avatar
    Abigail

    Thanks for this

    Liked by 1 person

    1. BraimohGod'sglory Avatar

      Thank you for reading!❤

      Like

  8. eandroidslab Avatar

    Meditating on a scripture is like squeezing out the orange… That stood out for me, lol… Fantastic Write-up.

    You delivered the points perfectly, Joyce Meyer would be proud
    (๑•́ ₃ •̀๑)

    Liked by 1 person

    1. BraimohGod'sglory Avatar

      Awwww!😊

      I’m glad you picked something while reading.

      And yes, Joyce Meyer will be proud of me!😊😸

      Thank you!

      Like

  9. eandroidslab Avatar

    What came to my mind? Faith without works is dead

    Liked by 1 person

    1. BraimohGod'sglory Avatar

      Ohh niice!🤩

      What an awesome guess!

      Like

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