Thursday, February 18, 2010

Grace is God acting in us to help us to do the things he has asked us to do.

~ Dallas Willard

I've been pondering this quote this morning. I like it. I like that it puts not just the responsibility but the privilege of grace in God's hands. Grace is not the freedom for me to do whatever I want and be forgiven, accepted or freed. It is, however, the freedom to move and act, by His power, to do the things He wants. It is Him showing me and helping me want the things He wants. I want to live by grace.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

“Trying to describe the Eternal using earthly words is like trying to scoop up the whole ocean into the palm of your hand. It’s like trying to count every star in the endless midnight sky. All of our words fall so short; every melody failing to capture the true beauty of the Heavenly.”

Vicky Beeching