Bought by the Blood

July 28, 2010

Anxiousness Vs. Restfulness

My next several tweets and facebook updates are from a Paul Tripp article called, “The Nowism of The Gospel,” which you can read for yourself here The Nowism of the Gospel :: Desiring God

The article is about being a grace amnesiac and not taking advantage today of the grace that God has available to believers.  Tripp wants us to live in the beauty of the gospel every day and for it to have vibrant and practical application.

Four ways which Tripp gives us that grace radically transforms we live are as follows:

  1. Grace will decimate what you think of you, while it gives you a security of identity you’ve never had.
  2. Grace will expose your deepest sins of heart, while it covers every failure with the blood of Jesus.
  3. Grace will make you face how weak you are, while it blesses you with power beyond you ability to calculate.
  4. Grace will take control out of your hands, while it blesses you with the care of One who plan is unshakable and perfect in every way.

The article was really helpful for me because I can easily view myself as similar to “Jason” in the article as someone who knows all the rights answers, but not taking full advantage of “life before death.”

Here is one of my favorite quotes that was too long to tweet and felt I wanted to capture in a blog instead of a facebook status

He (Jason) spent way too much time calculating the “what ifs” and regretting the “if onlys.” He seemed like he did not know that his security and rest were not to be found in his ability to predict the future and control the present, but in the faithful love and expansive wisdom of his sovereign Savior, Jesus, so his living always was more anxious than restful.

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