Psalm 119:5

Keeping the Lord’s ways, steadfastly. This is something that should increase with time if we’re saved. It won’t always be a perfectly linear progression, and we’ll certainly have seasons of fruitfulness as well as dryness. However, according to scripture, “this is the will of God, your sanctification (1 Thessalonians 4:3).”

If you’ve been taught that walking down the aisle at church during an alter call, or praying the sinner’s prayer, or being baptized was what served as the transaction between you and God in terms of your salvation, you’ve been misled, unfortunately. We are saved by faith in Christ, and those who are saved will repent and believe, and grow in grace. God bless you if you prayed the sinner’s prayer and have been bearing fruit ever since. But, for those who have put their hope in a prayer that they prayed when they were 6 or 7, you’ve built you hope in something that’s not really there. “Bear fruit in keeping with repentance (Matthew 3:8).”