Grace – isn’t law. Not a loophole. Or cop-out for the unwilling. Unmerited favour towards, the standard def. Describes who God is and how love proceeds all. Why we-people, if evidently and manifestly portray a God of no grace or ‘mercy’ ( – not getting the outcomes of rightful judgement) don’t know God but the law. Religion = to bind.
Or classic error and push the other boundary and make grace a fatalistic doesn’t matter what we are/do/become/bow to/suck on/swim in/dance with etc etc.
Judgement we’ve no reason to make, not knowing someone's heart, through to what Bonhoeffer tagged ‘cheap grace’. Two sides, need liberation from.
In between is God land. The realm above – below. Not fully, yet… Room, space – for.
God willing and live long enough, the way to go becomes clear: If we’re saying we want and do-do-do some/enough, will struggle-on and towards becoming God’s in action. Because... Grace. Describing God busy working with and on us. In relationship for mission. And loving.
Acceptance produces change but we guilty ourselves away from. Fill-up with second-rate idol-thrills. For those on/in Church-meetings, traps and God+plus, can do our heads in – bad theology screw us… out.
No surprises, few and far between, called Christian.
God is Patient. God waits. Astounding when considering God is here/now – not in some over yonder already there, outside-time, added to Biblical witness vision. God is patiently waiting, calling and where-can, delivering.
'Deliverance' – as in/from spirits. And, our inner sicknesses.
The God who risks. That we are/can be, to the praise of his glorious grace because we freely/are.
Revolutionary Love from a quick jump over, to what a rare on-the-ball writer describes as. (Haven’t read this yet/first, but chanced/or led to go there for a link. Where-else go, talking grace?
Nb. must – Now On – keep m’ ‘Seeds’ short and to a time limit. Next to Bedlam Blogger and comment – while have an hour or two for something other than ‘projecting’ i.e. typing online and to be read).
We never do enough but how grace gets us doing more. Grace demonstrates God’s love is real. Proper on us and active. We can hardly see how. Zillion-moving and tons our way.
Interventionist God? Oh yeah... Oh yes.
Open up. Talk to. See.
God, Jesus like to the uttermost, and is.