Friday, May 07, 2010

My Daily Resolve

"Preaching the gospel to myself each day nourishes within me a holy brazenness to believe what God says, enjoy what He offers and do what He commands. Admittedly, I don't deserve to be a child of God and I don't deserve to be free of sin's guilt and power. I don't deserve the staggering privilege of intimacy with God, nor any other blessings that Christ has purchased for me with His blood. I don't even deserve to be useful to God.

But by the grace of God I am what I am and I have what I have, and I hereby resolve not to let any portion of God's grace prove vain in me! And to the degree that I fail to live up to this resolve, I will boldly take for myself the forgiveness that God says is mine and continue walking in His grace. This is my manifesto, my daily resolve; and may God be glorified by this confidence that I place in Him."

The Gospel Primer by Milton Vincent
page 52

This little book is one of my most favorite next to the bible itself. It has helped me like no other book apply and embrace the gospel in my everyday life, from mundane laundry to theology chats with my 10 year old. It takes the gift of the cross and breaks it down into one amazing morsel after another.

Happy Mother's Day weekend!


mamabear said...

That sounds like a great devotional. I'll have to find a copy!

mamabear said...

Happy Mother's Day!

Sandi said...

Hope you had a great mom's day too.