Thursday, December 19, 2013
Freedom From the Weight of Self-Effort
The Gospel of Jesus Christ announces that because Jesus was strong for you, you're free to be weak. Because Jesus won for you, you're free to lose. Because Jesus was Someone, you're free to be no one. Because Jesus succeeded for you you're free to fall. One way to summarize God's message to the worn out and weary is like this- God's demand: be righteous': God's diagnostic: 'no one is righteous': God's deliverance: 'Jesus is our righteousness.' Once this good news grips your heart , it changes everything. It frees you from having to be perfect. It frees you from having to hold it all together. In the place of exhaustion, you might even find energy."
-Tullian Tchividjian, One Way Love: Inexhaustible Grace For An Exhausted World, pages 36-37