Called into the grace of God

How easy it is to think that the Christian life is all about cleaning up our act and making our life count for God. It seems right. It sounds good. It even sounds Biblical . . . until we run into the words of Paul in Galatians 1:6. “I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you into the grace of God.”

Notice, we are called not into performance
but into a position of favour with the Most High.

Not into activism but into God’s gracious embrace. And ultimately it is there that our lives are changed and become fruitful for God. The good news is that God did not call us because he had some important tasks for us to do for Him. He did not have a shortage on hired help. He called us because he had some important things He wanted to do for us. C. S. Lewis said, “In God there is no hunger that needs to be filled, only plenteousness that desires to give.” He pursued us in order to love us freely and fully. We were called “into the grace of God.” What an awesome place to be! That’s the Good News—and everything else flows out of that.

–Jurgen Schulz

Published in: on 07/09/2011 at 17:08  Leave a Comment  
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