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…