Reading my Bible and I read in Philippians 1:9-11 Paul’s prayer for the Christians of Philippi. He says…
9 I pray that your love will overflow more and more, and that you will keep on growing in knowledge and understanding.10 For I want you to understand what really matters, so that you may live pure and blameless lives until the day of Christ’s return. 11 May you always be filled with the fruit of your salvation—the righteous character produced in your life by Jesus Christ—for this will bring much glory and praise to God.
I read this and I was moved… This is what my prayer is for myself, that I may live pure and blameless until Christ’s return. That I can grow deeper in my love for Christ in order to have a clearer understanding of this life, of what is trivial or important. That I may be filled with “the fruit of my salvation”. The fruit of our salvation is the aftermath of Jesus Christ in our lives! The crucifying of our sinful ways (Gal 5:22-26) and the leading of the Spirit.
This is my prayer for my own salvation. I think this is something we can all pray over our own lives and see the “fruit of our salvation”, the evidence of Christ in us. That continues to be so beautiful to me, the fruit of our salvation… The change in our lives after we have received the ultimate undeserved gift.
Lord I pray that we may always be filled with the fruit of our salvation, and not with the burden of our sinful nature. That we will overflow in love for you and not for the things that separate us from you. That our lives will be evidence of the joy of your sacrifice.Amen