I should interweave my theology with prayer. I should frequently interrupt my talking about God by talking to God. Not far behind the theological sentence, “God is generous,” should come the prayerful sentence, “Thank you, God.” On the heels of, “God is glorious,” should come, “I adore your glory.” What I have come to see is that this is the way it must be if we are feeling God’s reality in our hearts as well as describing it with our heads.

If your doctrine changed for the better yet your character changed for the worse, you changed for the worse.

Nothing could be easier than disturbing a status quo instituted by others; the real work of the sinister
current is to break the rules we rigidly establish for ourselves.

To me, many of what seemed to be Bible contradictions only pointed to the grace of Christ. It is not so much a rule book on how to be holy as it is a prophecy of the One who can make you holy. In this, I see God as the least bigoted of all in existence: While men always, in their hearts, delight in vengeance for being wronged, God is the only Being who wants to free you from the penalty of His own laws.

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