Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Freeing You from Your Little Definition of Goodness

My Bloglines feed list is already overwhelming. And yet I keep stumbling upon MORE great blogs. The latest? Paul Tripp Ministries. He's in the midst of a series on Psalm 27, so the first post I read included this gem of a quote:

I am still confident of this; I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living." (v.13)

Being confident of the goodness of the Lord shouldn't be confused with an assumption that because God is good, he'll give me the things that I've set my heart on. In his grace, God is freeing you from the small confines of your little definition of what's good so that you can experience the huge and satisfying good that he's planned for you. Grace welcomes me to experience what is eternally right, true and good. Grace invites me to good that I could never have imagined, deserved, or earned.

Check it out!


dottie said...

Thanks, Amy, for posting this quote. It was exactly what I needed to see right now! I hope you and your beautiful family are doing well!

Zoanna said...

Great quote. I love Paul Tripp's simple, direct writing style. He knows how to use words with knife-edge precision. Have you ever had the privilege of hearing him speak? He's riveting. Funny, poignant, gut-level honest. He's coming to our church to give a parenting seminar!!!! (I hope, hope, hope he addresses parents of young adult children!!!)