So often I hear other Christians talk about their pursuit of perfection... and how they are almost there, or how they are constantly feeling that inner peace. "Be like me!" they say. "Don't underestimate God's power to keep you from sinning. To keep you in a blissful state of mind." Sometimes I wonder if I'm missing something.
But usually I have a sense of foreboding - because when you start to feel content with where you are, you can be sure something drastic will happen to rock your boat.
Staying in God's perfect will isn't going to be possible until we experience His resurrection, I'm afraid. Not that we shouldn't strive, but it is ONLY by His grace we are saved. And on this present earth, in our present condition, we are reminded of that daily, moment by moment. Thank God it is all about Him, not about us.
I read this today:
God says, My power is sufficient to keep you from falling off the narrow road. But on that road you will feel, more acutely sometimes than others, the unbearable ache of repeated failure to love, of always falling short of My glory.
Don't be surprised by your failure. Instead, be surprised, staggered by My response.
Read the rest at 66 Love Letters by Dr. Larry Crabb.Here's to a surprising, staggering weekend!