Monday, December 24, 2012

Run to Your Healing

"The cross should continually testify to us that God fully knew we would need to be justified. Therefore, unconfessed sin is actually the foolish decision to run away from our healing and growth rather than toward it. We hang on to things we believe will satisfy us, thinking we need those more than what God offers to provide...

....When people walk in honesty about their fears, shortcomings, and needs - not in thoughtless disobedience, but in grace based freedom and forgiveness - they reveal a deep understanding of the gospel. to confess our sins to one another is to violently pursue our own joy and the glory of God...and to exponentially increase our rejoicing and worship, both individually and corporately."

 -Matt Chandler, Creature of the Word: The Jesus Centered Church,  page 31 (italics in the original)