5 Good Ways Being Grateful For Your Salvation Will Impact Your Life

Everyone alive has something he or she should be grateful for. From the mundane to the sublime, there is always a reason to be thankful.

As followers of Jesus Christ, let’s relate that to our attitude towards the free gift of salvation we received from Above.

Many of us would say that our salvation is what we are most grateful for in this life. And that’s a great thing!

Jesus Himself taught that our greatest joy should be that our names are written in Heaven (See Luke 10:20). So it is well in order to feel immensely grateful to God for our salvation and also allow that joyful attitude to reflect in our daily living.

But do we really live our lives daily in a way that demonstrates that we truly appreciate our salvation? Are we as joyful as we should be?

Probably not! That’s why I am writing this post because I’m convinced some of us are falling behind expectations in that regard.

If you don’t value your salvation, you will underestimate the need to love other people with the same love God has loved you with.

Sometimes we are immensely grateful we are saved. Some other times we don’t even seem to remember we are saved. So we go about our lives not reflecting the attitude of gratitude both before God and our fellow man or woman.

It is my belief that if we are constantly thankful to God for the free gift of salvation we received in Christ, it will positively impact the way we respond to God and the way we treat other people.

In this post, I will highlight five ways being grateful for your salvation will impact your life positively.

1. You will find it easier to live a life of gratitude, irrespective of your estate in life

You have the capacity for gratitude that does not depend on your external circumstances. But the question is, “Are you using it towards God and your fellow humans?”

The Bible tells us that “In all things, we should give thanks to God.” That’s a way of saying you should always maintain a heart of gratitude.

I am not saying it will be easy to do. But it is something that can be done, even when life doesn’t go the way you want it.

As someone pointed out, “It is not everything that happens that is the will of God. But it is the will of God that you should give thanks to God no matter what happens.”

Being grateful for our salvation

2. You will live to please God rather than yourself or anyone else

When you appreciate your salvation as something you could never achieve by your best efforts, but which God delivered to you undeservedly, it becomes imperative that you focus on pleasing the One Who got you saved in the first place.

God paid the highest price for your salvation so He deserves to get your highest love, greatest pleasure and deepest loyalty.

Before you were saved, you were living for yourself and for the devil. Once you have been saved, you should begin to live your life to the glory of God.

Always being grateful for your salvation will help you in that regard.

3. You will love other people more

When you love God with all your heart, loving other people becomes a less difficult challenge.

At salvation, you received the love of God in your heart. This love that has been shared abroad in your heart is what enables you to love other people, whether they are lovely or unlovely.

If you don’t value your salvation, you will underestimate the need to love other people with the same love God has loved you with.

4. You will not live a hopeless life

Hopelessness is a consequence of not having any expectation for a future good. But in Christ, you are guaranteed a good future.

God has promised to bring you to an expected end. A glorious one!

Our salvation is not an end in itself. It is the restoration of our relationship with God here on earth and it points us to a more glorious future.

As a saved person you have hope in this world and in the world to come. You will not lose sight of that if you are someone that always appreciates your salvation.

Apostle Paul argues that, “If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable” 1 Corrinthians 15:19.

Because of your salvation in Christ, you have been born into a living hope that extends beyond this world into a glorious eternity.

Hopelessness is a consequence of not having any expectation for a future good. But in Christ, you are guaranteed of a good future.

5. Your faith will be strengthened

Ingratitude will drain your strength! But gratitude will empower you.

The greatest thing God did for mankind is send Jesus to die for the salvation of the world. This singular act coupled with your positive response to it by faith is what afforded you the benefit/hope of eternal salvation.

If you appreciate this on a personal level, it will strengthen your faith in God and in your belief in His willingness to answer your prayers.

Just like Apostle Paul, you will reason that, “He [God] who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?” Romans 8:32, NASB

In what other ways do you feel being grateful for your salvation in Christ will positively impact your life?

©Copyright 2018 | Victor Uyanwanne

15 thoughts on “5 Good Ways Being Grateful For Your Salvation Will Impact Your Life

  1. Freedomborn 31 July 2018 / 6:35 PM

    I love your response Victor to our free gift of Salvation in Christ Jesus and yes we will show we are saved. When I asked for God’s Wisdom and His empowering through The Holy Spirit after being very confused because of all the different teaching by well known Evangelists, Theologians, Bible Teachers and Pastors who were all claiming to have the Holy Spirit but at times contradicting each other, God showed me by confirming with His inspired Scriptures how to work out our Salvation but not meaning work for it and how He has planned for us to do this now on earth and not just when we die. It was taught in the early Church and is indeed very much confirmed in Scripture. I was wondering Victor if you would like me to share His Wonderful Plan of Salvation with you, if so please let me know if you want me to share it on your Blog or by e-mail.

    I would just like to share now before I go to bed Victor my response to one of your statements in your Message above when you said; that as someone pointed out, “It is not everything that happens that is the will of God. But it is the will of God that you should give thanks to God no matter what happens.”

    Yes this is very True and for us whom God knows as His own to also remember and give Thanks that He will work everything together for good in our Lives because we Love Him and have been called according to His Good purposes for us, which He has planned in advance and will equip and empower us to do.

    Christian Love Victor and God’s abundant Blessings – Anne ( Grannie Annie)

    • VictorsCorner 1 August 2018 / 8:22 PM

      Thanks for the comment Anne. Yes it is true that it can be confusing to be listening to many teachers of the word, especially when they seem to contradict one another. But one thing is sure, we can always cross-check their messages with the Bible to see if they align.

      Another way, as you observed, is to rely on the Holy Spirit guidance. He is the spirit of Spirit who will guide us into all truth.

      Yes Anne, I will be glad to publish your article on my blog as you asked. Just send it to me by email: victorscorner@yahoo.com and I will do the needful.

      Yes it is important to always have an attitude of thanksgiving because God is able to make all things work out well for us. Thanks for all your contribution.

      • Freedomborn 3 August 2018 / 5:47 PM

        Thank you Victor for your encouragement, I will send God’s Plan of Salvation to you early next week and yes I would very much value your thoughts on it’s content and presentation.

        Blessings – Anne.

      • Freedomborn 28 September 2018 / 8:42 AM

        Hi Victor did you receive God’s Wonderful Plan of Salvation? I did send it to you but if not received I will send it again if wanted.

        Blessings – Anne.

        • VictorsCorner 28 September 2018 / 9:17 AM

          Yes, Anne. I received it and I believe I acknowledged it via the same email channel. Regards.

      • Freedomborn 28 September 2018 / 3:17 PM

        I never received your reply Victor, would you please send it again but I have Posted it on my Blog now and have also updated it too.

        When I first heard God’s full Plan of Salvation after asking for His Wisdom and Empowering through the Holy Spirit, I was amazed I had not heard it shared in Church before and yet it is indeed a very important Message for today in these end times.

        God’s Blessings Victor to you and your Loved ones – Anne.

        • VictorsCorner 28 September 2018 / 4:00 PM

          I understand Anne if you have forgotten because you actually replied my email acknowledging yours. What was left was my thought concerning the write up, which I promised to get across to you.

          But now that you have posted the article on your blog, I will be glad to leave you my thoughts there. Remain blessed too.

      • Freedomborn 29 September 2018 / 12:08 AM

        Thank you Victor, I will look forward to reading your Comment, I very much appreciate your input but yes what I was referring to was receiving what you felt in your Heart about God’s Plan of Salvation as confirmed fully in Scripture but as you said I did receive your acknowledgement of having received it.

        Thank you again – Anne.

  2. Alex Sanfilippo 21 September 2018 / 12:26 PM

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    • VictorsCorner 22 September 2018 / 5:59 PM

      Thank you Alex for stopping by. Your offer of guest posting on your site is noted and appreciated. Do you have any specific topics you want covered? Any guidelines for the questposting?

        • VictorsCorner 23 September 2018 / 8:16 PM

          Thanks for the feedback. The guidelines are clear enough and well understood by me. I’m pleased with your site’s vision and mission statements.

          I have decided to to accept your offer to guest write for the blog, since your goals are similar to mine. I hope I meet or even surpass your expectations.

          However, I request that you allow me submit my first article at my earliest convenience. I will keep you posted once I do. Once again thanks for the invitation.

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