In a way, what I've been going through lately in regards to the church has been similar to my fall to grace. What I have held so tightly is being stripped away. I'm left feeling as if I'm about to be forced to jump off a cliff. It's scary. I don't want to take the risk. I don't want to let go of what is secure, what is familiar, what has defined my Christianity. I don't know what will be left of me, of my way of relating to God, once I let go. I'm assailed by doubts...am I about to make some sort of huge mistake? Am I becoming something I shouldn't? Am I stumbling headlong into error? Or am I about to experience more of Jesus than I ever have before?By the way, I hope to be posting my next installment of my "Fall to grace" series within the next couple days.
Stay tuned. I'll try to let you know how it all turns out.
One thing I know...in the end, the very end, Jesus wins. He's the Victor. And His grip on me is way, way stronger and more sure than my grip on Him.
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Church, fall to grace, etc.
I wrote this in the comments section of a previous post and I liked it so much that I thought it deserved its own post. Hey, it's my blog.