Impulsiveness or Discipleship?
"But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith . . ." (Jude 20)
Impulsiveness is a trait of the natural life, and our Lord always ignores it, because it hinders the development of the life of a disciple. . . Discipleship is built entirely on the supernatural grace of God. . . We do not need the grace of God to withstand crises—human nature and pride are sufficient for us to face the stress and strain magnificently. But it does require the supernatural grace of God to live twenty-four hours of every day as a saint, going through drudgery, and living an ordinary, unnoticed, and ignored existence as a disciple of Jesus. It is ingrained in us that we have to do exceptional things for God—but we do not. We have to be exceptional in the ordinary things of life, and holy on the ordinary streets, among ordinary people—and this is not learned in five minutes. (read more) (purchase)
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