In prepping for my sermon this Sunday, I’ve reread John Wesley’s sermon on Philippians 2:12-13, titled “On Working Our Own Salvation.” In it he reminds the people called Methodists that, with God’s help, they can always do something to grow in the knowledge and love of God.
“You can do something, through Christ strengthening you. Stir up the spark of grace which is now in you, and he will give you more grace.” — John Wesley
God never abandons us. When we make use of the help God offers us, we open ourselves up to receive more help. Grace upon grace, help upon help, God’s love is always enough for us to move forward.