No, I’m not getting squishy in my Christianity as I grow older. It’s not what you think.
Over the course of our sermon series at Calvary in Galatians, and now on the Spirit, God has been pressing something into me. Namely, that I would really, truly, deeply trust him with the progress, fruit, and outcome of my life. This has the beneficial icing on the proverbial cake of making me a much happier person.
I am still thinking it through with Him, still learning. And, we’ll talk about it this Sunday in the sermon on “Goodness.”
Here’s a little C.S. Lewis to get you thinking about what I’m struggling to say ::
[Salvation] is the change from being confident in our own efforts to the state in which we despair of doing anything for ourselves and leave it to God.
I know the words ‘leave it to God’ can be misunderstood, but they must stay for the moment. The sense in which a Christian leaves it to God is that he puts all his trust in Christ: trusts that Christ will somehow share with him the perfect human obedience which He carried out from His birth to His crucfixion; that Christ will make the man more like Himself, and, in a sense, make good his deficiencies. In Christian language, He will share his ‘sonship’ with us, will make us, like Himself, ‘Sons of God.’
~ C. S. Lewis, Mere Christianity, (HT: Go At A Walking Pace)