August 31, 2011

Transforming Grace

If there has a been a book that has left a mark in my life this year, it is this book on grace by Jerry Bridges. It has really changed how I see the grace of God and my limited legalistic tendencies to be holy.

What really hit me is how I have been trying to live my Christian life in my own strength and not God’s grace. How we tend to forget that we are saved by grace that we now live in the flesh and in our own effort rather than relying on the transforming grace of God.

Here are some quotable quotes from the book Transforming Grace

“So he (God) supplies perfectly measured grace to meet the needs of the godly. For daily needs there is daily grace; for sudden needs, sudden grace; for overwhelming need, overwhelming grace. God’s grace is given wonderfully, but not wastefully; freely but not foolishly; bountifully, but not blindly.”

The Word, stored in your heart, provides a mental depository for the Holy Spirit to use to mediate His grace to us, whatever our need for grace might be.”

“The Spirit of God is sovereign in His working, and we cannot squeeze Him into the mold of our spiritual formulas.”

” After throwing our works overboard as a means of salvation, we want to drag them back on board as a means of maintaining favor with God.”



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