Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Allowing God to Work in Us

"On the contrary, it is precisely because we cannot forgive or improve ourselves that we need [Jesus Christ] to come to us. But we must be willing for him to do whatever rearranging he likes when he has come in."  ~ from Basic Christianity by John Stott
Comment: We have to be empty of self-rule and turn ourselves over to "Christ-rule." Once we let Jesus into our hearts, though, we cannot just sit back and say we have arrived. We must cooperate with his grace. And cooperation entails the cross, sacrifice, and repentance.