“If I was saved by my good works then there would be a limit to what God could ask of me or put me through. I would be like a taxpayer with “rights”—I would have done my duty and now I would deserve a certain quality of life. But if I am a sinner saved by sheer grace—then there’s nothing he cannot ask of me.” -Timothy Keller
Some of the best conversations happen in the kitchen. The food, the table, sitting on the counters, the coffee, and just the atmosphere holds me close. I feel a little more me, a little more safe. I love that at my church (yes, it’s “home” now and I possessively put that “my” on it) many bible studies happen in the kitchen. Last week, that quote stuck to the bottom of my rain boots and came home to be turned over in my head.
We briefly shared our thoughts on the quote and most of them came across to me as “wow, that’s scary/ a lot to ask.” I don’t know if I happened to be extra positive and upbeat, but this quote made me…
The idea that God can ask me whatever coupled with the truth that nothing is impossible with God causes my eyes to go wide in wonder. I’m no longer bound to a heavy book full of my plans dragging me down. I no longer need to be constricted or feel the weight of “I have to.” No! This tangible grace frees me. I am free to do ANYTHING that He asks me moment by moment. I surrender, I let go. I fling myself with reckless, joyful abandonment…into whatever He asks even if there are a few tumbles along the way…
6 thoughts on “Exciting or Scary?”
A very great quote. And I like that you look at things differently then most Katy!! Keep being excited! 🙂
🙂 in case i haven’t said it enough…i’m going to miss you and your thoughts at bible study while you’re off jumping into a new adventure!
YES!! I can see the wonder in your eyes and you soaring through the air, even from this distance. You go girl!
mmm, love that you *know* me still even though there is that ocean 🙂
Pingback: face to face « B'ahava
Pingback: Seen as a Promise « B'ahava