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How does your salvation actually apply to your everyday life? Too many of us have a wrong view of salvation.

According to Danielle Strickland, salvation isn’t a set it and forget it part of our faith.

“We view salvation as being this decision that we made – like is was something we grabbed and put in our pocket and saved it, and now we have it.

Salvation is more than a one time decision or event but instead is ongoing and impacts every aspect of our lives.

“Salvation is an invitation into a new way of living. Salvation is a doorway; it’s the beginning of a whole new way of life. Salvation is not something that happened once but something that keeps happening to me. I am being saved. It’s a present tense idea.”

Danielle points out how the 12 Steps can actually help someone live out their salvation.

“What does it mean to be transformed to be more like Jesus? It’s not just some sort of miraculous Walt Disney fairy dust, one-time experience, it’s this new way of learning to live and that’s what I love about the 12 Steps…

“You have these emotions that come out, how do you deal with them today? You’re angry today – you know you’re going to lose yourself in it – how do you deal with that emotion? You have a relationship breach, how are you going to work out forgiveness? How are you going to confront this relationship? What’s that going to look like? You have to walk this out because this is the process by which we’re being saved every day, by God’s help.”

Danielle Strickland says she loves the more fragile in communities around the world. Over the years that has led her to back alleys and late night streets to partner with Jesus in rescuing those caught up in drugs and homelessness and prostitution and despair. It has led her to the halls of government and corridors of commercial power to see laws changed and practices transformed so that people aren’t trafficked and children aren’t enslaved.

An invitation to new life