Most of the time I spend in my study gears around Sunday morning. I spend hours each week studying, writing, rewriting, and rewriting my sermon. There are times I feel as if I am digging through concrete and the sermon requires more hours than I planned, but there are also times when I hit a passage and things just seem to flow together and I finish and know that I’m finished. Thursday was one of those days…I finished the sermon early and turned to a stack of unread books that have been staring at me for months. I looked over the stack and chose JD Greear’s book GOSPEL, Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary.
I read half of the book Thursday afternoon and would encourage you to pick it up. Chapter 3 starts with The Gospel Prayer and it is that prayer that I would like to share with you today,
“In Christ, there is nothing I can do that would make You love me more, and nothing
I have done that makes You love me less.”
“Your presence and approval are all I need for everlasting joy.”
“As You have been to me, so I will be to others.”
“As I pray, I’ll measure Your compassion by the cross and Your power by the resurrection.”
I challenge you to pray this prayer until you are saturated by the grace that oozes from it!