Once you truly get hold of the reality that you will never be able to do enough to make God happy, then the truth of the gift of grace is staggering....
"Just carry on" is one of the cards in The Oblique Strategies by Peter Schmidt and Brian Eno. Haven't seen the set of cards, but I ran across this quote just now, and was surprised how a load suddenly felt lifted. Hmmm, wonder what that could be about....Even though I've consciously rejected the performance-based life, … Continue reading “Just carry on”….
Here is a great quote on the sweetness of spiritual freedom from Chuck Swindoll, Grace Awakening, posted on "The Cult Next Door". In response to those like Betty G. who would retort, "You just don't want to be subject to the Lord and go the way of the cross," I would reply that being obedient … Continue reading Quote on spiritual freedom…..
The Internet Monk describes pretty well the prevailing concern of legalistic pastors over the dangers of 'cheap grace' (here, here and here). Betty G. once said to me, "If there weren't the possibility of losing out on the inheritance, what would be the motivation for sanctification?" This was a rhetorical question - the obvious answer … Continue reading “We shall see Him as He is!”
Joe Sperling posted this on the Assemblyboard: "So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy". (Rom. 9:16) I don't know about you, but sometimes I have to stop and remember the day that I was saved. I have to ask myself, "Was I … Continue reading It’s not because we’ve run fast enough….
Here is a thought-provoking quote from iMonk Michael Spencer: || Why are Christians the most incomplete, frantic, "wretchedly urgent" and religiously imbalanced of human beings? Could it be that our conception of God is, "What can he do for me? What must I do for him?" rather than, "The God I worship is the God … Continue reading A different concept of God….
When I was in high school my mother (who was known as SisterMayo in the Assembly), developed a library for Fountain Avenue Baptist Church in Los Angeles. She and I had a great time discovering Christian books that were new to us. I read They Found the Secret by Raymond Edman, president of Wheaton College. … Continue reading The Secret of the Abundant Christian Life