Saturday, May 10, 2008

War with yourself

“Honest war with yourself comes paired with incomprehensible gifts. The peace of God passes all understanding, at the cost of all your fears! The love of God surpasses knowing, at the cost of every false love! Whatever you do, get this wisdom, this kingdom of God, this Christ! Nothing you could possibly desire compares. The cost is high: yourself. The reward is higher: no eye has seen, no ear has heard, no heart has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him.”

- David Powlison, Speaking Truth In Love (Glenside, PA: VantagePoint), 36.
posted at Of First Importance

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Pastor Doug, this is as good an explanation of "thrashing" as I've seen. The internal fight against the flesh "at the cost of your fears" and the expense of God's peace. Very convicting.