Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Often Neglected Half Of Justification

When sinners are justified ... two (organically linked) liberations wash into their life. The first and more obvious liberation is moral. The second liberation is emotional and psychological.

To be sure, these are two interlocking facets of a single gift. Yet it is easy to embrace the former and neglect the latter, as my own heart has been discovering over the past 22 months...
And my own heart as well.

This is an excerpt from a blog post I read yesterday. I can't count how many times I've re-read it. This is one of the most important blog posts I've ever read. I highly encourage you to read (and re-read) the entire post for yourself.

And then, Father, by the power of Your Holy Spirit, enable us to apply it, to really believe in our heart of hearts this gospel we embrace so that more and more we are living in the fullness of the freedom that You have secured for us in Christ. Freedom! Not half of it. But all of it. We are desperate for Your grace, not just every day but every moment of every day, to be able to truly walk in this freedom. Thank You that through Jesus alone, we really are OK. And always will be, both now and forever. Amen.

HT: The Gospel Coalition

1 comment:

Rod said...

What an awsome prayer! In my new book titled "The sword and the Spear" there is a chapter called; "The Heart of Hearts" and talks about man's true intentions and asperations.Of course there is an authority as always and the one we choose does determine where our heart really is.
God Bless,
Pastor Rod