So, I planned that I was going to write this at the airport, as there was wifi – but it would only log in on my phone, and not on the laptop – so …
C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
“The Christian is in a different position from other people who are trying to be good. They hope, by being good, to please God if there is one; or — if they think there is not — at least they hope to deserve approval from good men. But the Christian thinks any good he does comes from the Christ-life inside him. He does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us; just as the roof of a greenhouse does not attract the sun because it is bright, but becomes bright because the sun shines on it.”
Bible: Ephesians 2:10
For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.
Think: How much are you driven by the need to do ‘good works’? How can God encourage you to rest in him.
This piece really makes me think every time, as I’ve spent so much time thinking about what I need to do to be accepted, chasing qualifications, seeking to make others happy, trying to DO things, but several years ago on an Oak Hall trip “Grace” finally made sense to me, but it’s an everyday journey to remember that it’s about grace… and tie that in with the desire to act…
Pray: Lord, we thank you that you accept us as we are, with all our fears and failures, but that you have big visions of what is possible for us.
Action: Check out the latest activity on #God52 http://god52.wordpress.com/.
All about peacemaking today… As someone who naturally likes to keep the peace…
Dr Bex Lewis is passionate about helping people engage with the digital world in a positive way, where she has more than 20 years’ experience. She is Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing at Manchester Metropolitan University and Visiting Research Fellow at St John’s College, Durham University, with a particular interest in digital culture, persuasion and attitudinal change, especially how this affects the third sector, including faith organisations, and, after her breast cancer diagnosis in 2017, has started to research social media and cancer. Trained as a mass communications historian, she has written the original history of the poster Keep Calm and Carry On: The Truth Behind the Poster (Imperial War Museum, 2017), drawing upon her PhD research. She is Director of social media consultancy Digital Fingerprint, and author of Raising Children in a Digital Age: Enjoying the Best, Avoiding the Worst (Lion Hudson, 2014; second edition in process) as well as a number of book chapters, and regularly judges digital awards. She has a strong media presence, with her expertise featured in a wide range of publications and programmes, including national, international and specialist TV, radio and press, and can be found all over social media, typically as @drbexl.