Everyday Objects Blended With Simple Sketches by Javier Perez
I love creative people
I have discovered more of God, more of his sovereign goodness, more of his grace, more of his wisdom, more of his preciousness, more of his shepherd care in my dark days than all my bright days combined.
So what happens is because I’m bent like that, that same foolishness will at times attach itself to my relationship with the Lord. It is much easier for me to do than to be. Are you with me? If I’m not careful, I will feel like God really, really loves me when I’m nailing it. When I’m leading well, preaching well, engaging well, and sharing the gospel well and I’m doing all I know I’m supposed to do, I know better, but in my heart I just start feeling like God is just more pleased with me then. Then by nature of that belief, when I’m not doing as well, I’m not as disciplined, and I’m not as on it, I have a tendency to think he is not as pleased with me as he is over here.
Anyone else? Okay, so there are nine of you and liars. So the problem with the Galatians is this is what they’re doing. They’re not confident in God’s delight in them because they have forgotten some things Paul keeps calling them back to. What we just admitted is we all tend to have the same issue. We all have a tendency to get off the rails and to believe the law and to get off the rails of God’s delight in us in Jesus Christ and to try to earn what we’ve been freely given. So what I want to do is I want to use the text again to draw your attention to and to draw your heart to what we need to do to keep remembering the gospel well so we don’t drift from it, so we don’t get on a trajectory that will ultimately be harmful.Matt Chandler (via kschlabaugh)