Though lip service is paid to the gospel of grace, many Christians live as if only personal discipline and self-denial will mold the perfect me. The emphasis is on what I do rather than on what God is doing. In this curious process God is a benign old spectator in the bleachers who cheers when I show up for morning quiet time.

Quote tags

christianity discipline god

Similar from christianity genre

Knowledge is light.God is light.God is knowledge. ... by Lailah Gifty Akita Quote #124428
I am a Christian - but sometimes I feel very ... by Bono Quote #173922
Once a person learns to read the signs of love ... by Hans Urs von Balthasar Quote #174986
Whenever I feel as if my faith is being tested, ... by Amy E. Mason Quote #174854