Not on probation as performers

‘Why is it that every time we feel a little disconnected from you [God], or hear the condemning voice of the enemy; or encounter other believers more zealous, missionaries more generous, or young converts more committed than us–why is it that our first default mode is to lace up our running shoes and get busy for you?

‘Instead of running to you for grace, we start running to do something to “make you happy,” or make us feel better about ourselves. But we’re not on probation as performers; we’re in Christ as your beloved.’

-Scotty Smith

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(GSiV: Ân điển, chứ không phải những quy tắc / Grace not rules; Scotty Smith)