At the header of our meager offering of a blog-site rests the word ‘rest,’ …a couple of times. “Resting in His Grace” and “Finding the Rest Jesus Promised” serve as both title and sub-title here, and I must admit, I am glad the sub-title leaves room for improvement, suggesting I’m still in the hunt.
This has been a fantastic year of reading for me, having partook of some titles by authors that I’ve never never yet read, like Leo Tolstoy, Tullian Tchividjian, Scot McKnight, Chip Ingram, and of most recent, Steve McVey’s Beyond an Angry God.
I am moved that this latter author takes a moment to admit he too is still in the hunt, that his growth toward maturity in Christ is an ongoing unveiling, and that the revelation process often requires he acknowledge some things he believed in the past were skewed or insufficient, especially when describing the amazing grace afforded us in Christ Jesus.
If you happen to be beyond your last read and looking for another, I highly recommend this gem. It is well worth the few dollars.
The thing that I am learning about myself is that I have to constantly keep discovering the riches of life in Christ, for my natural tendency is to keep falling back on my own efforts, as if they were of some value; they are not! I love this interrogation by the author…
“What if obedience has nothing to do with conforming to demands on your external behavior?” What if obedience, at its core, is simple faith in the complete obedience of Jesus?”
Mr. McVey goes on to respond to these questions, “We have no trump card to play on the obedience of Jesus. We have the amazing offer to simply rest in what He has done.”