Sep 7, 2005

wrestling with... accepting or being accepted?

I don’t "accept Christ."

Rather, I embrace Christ’s acceptance of me.

This is possible only as I repent… as I genuinely turn from my rejection of Jesus and receive Him.

Repentance is possible only because of the cross and the resurrection.

Thus… I cannot "accept Christ."

But…

I can embrace the acceptance of Christ, possible through the rejection He experienced on the cross, making me more than who I am as I turn away from all that I hold myself to be, so that I can become like the One who doesn’t have to accept me in the first place.


I've been wondering... in retrospect... how much confession in my life has been from the result of seeing God's holiness and being humbled to repent...

versus...

how much I've felt guilty for my choices.

Most of the time, I think it's the latter.

3 comments:

Mike DeVries said...

Brotha... About time you released the identity of your blog for the larger consumption of the blog addicted community!

Anyway, love your comments on my blog. Always entertaining.

Peace.
Mike

Tony Myles said...

Thanks, Mike! Just kicking it into gear...

David Best said...

so true