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Pardon | BobbyShirley.com

Pardon: How To Unnerve People With the Truth

Forgiveness, or pardon, is not heaven any more than a medicine is health. Pardon is proclaimed freely and universally; it is perfectly gratuitous, unconditional and unlimited. But heaven is limited to those who are sanctified by the belief of the pardon.
Thomas Erskine, The Unconditional Freeness of the Gospel

While deep down I believe this statement, it still makes me a little nervous. It doesn’t make me nervous because of the potentiality that it’s a lie, but because of the potentiality that it’s the truth!

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Risk or How To Stick Your Neck Out

“Craving clarity, we attempt to eliminate the risk of trusting God. Fear of the unknown path stretching ahead of us destroys childlike trust in the Father’s active goodness and unrestricted love.”
– Brennan Manning, Ruthless Trust: The Ragamuffins Guide to God

For the last couple of weeks, I’ve had this phrase running through my mind, “The risk of trust.”

Why is it so hard for us to trust? I’ve been thinking about this in regards to God’s unconditional love.

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Just For Being You

Last night before going to bed Anna and I watched Moms’ Night Out. It’s a movie by the people that brought us CourageousFireproof, and Facing the Giants. This movie is very clear in it’s premise that being a mom, or parent really, is not an easy job. The bulk of the issues we face as parents are put on us by us. We allow comparison, jealousy, and condemnation to rule our thoughts. This is why we need God’s amazing grace every moment of our lives. God loves you, not for what you can do for Him, but just for being you. This one scene between the main character, Ally, and the rough-around-the-edges, Bones. To me, this one scene sums up the whole movie.

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