Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Free From the Encumbrance of Entitlement

""...the freedom Jesus secured for me is not freedom from pain and suffering here and now.  Rather, it's freedom from bitterness, anger, fear, resentment, self-pity, offense and hopelessness in the crucible of present pain and suffering; it is freedom from my burdensome sense of 'I deserve better,' the encumbrance of entitlement. I was realizing that only the gospel can free us from the enslaving pressure to defend ourselves.  That's real freedom - God-sized freedom!"

- Tullian Tchvidjian, Jesus + Nothing = Everything, page 75