We all have goals. Even if we don’t realize it. Even if you’re depressed and don’t want to get up to face the day. That’s a goal; staying in bed, or getting up to face the day, regardless. The best goals are those we plan for because we feel a sense of accomplishment when we meet them. Our awareness of our goals can encourage us to move forward to the end.

As Christians, we all share the same goal for our faith. In every other way, we may be different and unrecognizable from one another, but we are all striving for salvation.

For you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

1 Peter 1:9 (NIV)

Indeed, we all have faith for this thing or that thing to happen or not happen, but arguably, the most crucial goal of our faith is our salvation. The Apostle Paul writes about this throughout his letters, often comparing our spiritual walk to a race.

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way as to take the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.

1 Corinthians 9:24-25 (NIV)

Our faith is eternal, stretching beyond this life into forever. However, if we don’t grab hold of this truth and live our lives this way, only holding onto our “little” faiths, for this or that thing to happen or not happen, what wretched people we are!

If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied.

1 Corinthians 15:19 (NIV

So today, whatever else you might be hoping for in faith, remember that the end result of your faith is just ahead, waiting for you to grab it and never let go!

Do you know God? God knows you, and he loves you. He sees you as significant because you are. No one is insignificant to Him. He’s with you today, and he wants you to know him. Jesus died for your sins and mine so we could be free of guilt, freed from death, and live eternally with him. Eternal salvation is just a prayer away.

Pray this prayer with me to accept the gift of salvation:

Lord Jesus, forgive me for all my sins. I repent from my ways. Wash me in your blood and cleanse me from all unrighteousness. I believe that you died on the cross, were buried, and on the third day, God the Father raised you from the dead. Right now, Lord Jesus, I open the door to my heart and receive you into my heart as my Lord and personal Savior. Amen.

If you prayed that prayer, then congratulations! You are on the first step of a brand new life. Allow me to be the first to welcome you to my family, the family of God. There are abundant resources available online for new Christians. You can visit here for more information on what to do next. You can also leave me a comment, and I’ll do my best to help you on the next step of this incredible journey.