Thursday, December 29, 2011

Two Truths That Never Grow Old

As I look back over this year, I can easily share so much that has happened, and all that God has taught me. Yes, I could share all the joys, excitement, smiles, and such things. I could also share the pain, suffering, and tears that I've endured. All to say that God was in it all; every step and every second of it. Yet I'm not going to do that. Instead I'd like to share two bells that rung so loud at the beginning of the year, and ring ever so loud now as 2011 come to a close. Two truths that never grow old, and I pray that would always be in the forefront of my mind.

The two truths are: 1.) I'm a wretched sinner 2.) I have a scandalously merciful Savior

These 2 truths together create the Gospel! It's without a doubt that God reminded me of these two truths, in different degrees, daily throughout 2011. It was through the rough and hard circumstances and even the joyous and exciting moments that I found myself humbled yet also filled with joy in light of the Cross of my Savior, in which gazing upon, I see these two truths collide. The Gospel is what my life is all about! If I were to summarized to some one, whether they be a genuine follower of Christ or one who is still dead in their sins, I would share the Gospel. Why would I does this? Here's why:

For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; and he died for all , that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised- 2 Cor 5:14-15

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.- Gal 2:20

"The gospel is just not the diving board off of which we jump into the pool of Christianity; it is the pool itself."- J.D. Greear

"Hallelujah! All I have is Christ! Hallelujah! Jesus is my life!"- Jordan Kauflin

So it is the truth that I'm a wretched sinner, yet Christ died for me, that defines who I am. More so it defines my life. So it is these two truths- I'm a wretched sinner and I have a scandalously merciful Savior- that I need to be remind of daily, and I pray would continue, as I step into 2012, to consumed my mind & heart, being the very driving force of my life!

1 comment:

Carrie said...

“Although my memory's fading, I remember two things very clearly: I am a great sinner and Christ is a great Savior.”
― John Newton