Friday, November 13, 2015

Thoughts for the Journey from Bill Myers

As an author and film producer, Bill Myers’s work has won over 70 national and international awards including the C.S. Lewis Honor Award. His books and videos, which include Eli and McGee and Me, have sold 8 million copies. His most recent book, The Jesus Experience - Journey Deeper into the Heart of God, explores how he went from a burned-out evangelical to someone head-over-heels in love with his Creator.


The cross is not the end of our experience with God, but the beginning. Instead of groveling at its foot, get over yourself (and your failures), embrace Christ’s full forgiveness and move forward. God is not mad at you. He got mad at Jesus for you. Now He delights and sings over you. Don’t be shy, or snub Him by only accepting part of His gift. Drink His forgiveness to the dregs. And when you fail? Confess it, take another gulp, and get back to your feet. No time outs and standing in the corner for bad behavior allowed. That only trivializes Christ’s sacrifice by indicating you still have to suffer a little because His work wasn’t quite enough. It was. And is. Even when we fail.

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39


Patricia Beal said...

Amen! I live because of the cross--not at the cross. I still think about the many stories you shared with us at the ACFW conference this year. I have a post-it on my writing wall with some of those thoughts: "Take more chances. Overflow big. Just say yes." Thanks for the encouragement.

Linda Truesdell said...

Oh wow. So many of us let the deceiver steal our joy in God's grace. Thank you for this reminder of how much our Heavenly Father delights in us.