Bought by the Blood

January 12, 2012

The Best Life Possible

Filed under: Uncategorized — cubsfan1980 @ 6:32 am

I am currently reading “Running With Joy” by marathoner Ryan Hall and I love this quote about unrelenting trust in God’s goodness:

I need to continue to practice an unrelenting trust in God’s goodness. I know that God is a good God. Good things might not always happen to me or around me, but I know I can trust that God is always good, His grace is always sufficient, and He is all I need to have the best life possible. A lot of my worry, anxiety and uncertainty about the future comes me not fully trusting my heavenly Father. If I fully trust Him, I can let of all my burdens and just run with joy, and that is m heart’s deepest desire for the Boston marathon. The joy of the Lord is my strength.

January 9, 2012

Soul Mate Myth

Filed under: Gospel,Meaning of Marriage,Tim Keller — cubsfan1980 @ 3:20 pm
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Tim Keller has a new book out that I am hoping to read this year called, “The Meaning of Marriage.” Here is an excellent from it that I copied from an article on the Relevant Magazine website.

The Gospel is—we are more sinful and flawed in ourselves than we ever dared to believe, and at the very same time we are more loved and accepted in Jesus Christ than we ever dared hope. This is the only kind of relationship that will really transform us. Love without truth is sentimentality; it supports and affirms us but keeps us in denial about our flaws. Truth without love is harshness; it gives us information but in such a way that we cannot really hear it. God’s saving love in Christ, however, is marked by both radical truthfulness about who we are and yet also radical, unconditional commitment to us. The merciful commitment strengthens us to see the truth about ourselves and repent. The conviction and repentance moves us to cling to and rest in God’s mercy and grace.

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