Monday, February 28, 2011

On Sanctification

God’s working in us is not suspended because we work,
nor our working suspended because God works.
Neither is the relation strictly one of co-operation
as if God did his part and we did ours
so that the conjunction or coordination of both
produced the required result.
God works in us and we also work.
But the relation is that
because God works
we work.
All working out of salvation on our part
is the effect of God’s working in us,
not the willing to the exclusion of the doing
and not the doing to the exclusion of the willing,
but both the willing and the doing....
The more persistently active we are in working,
the more persuaded we may be
that all the energizing grace and power is of God.

Redemption Accomplished and Applied (John Murray)
http://www.sovereigngraceministries.org/blogs/cj-mahaney/category/Sin.aspx

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Never Thought ♥

Never thought that this song could reflect what I think and feel towards God this point in time.



Can I touch you?
I can't believe that you are real   (It's too good to be true!)
How did I ever find you?     (or How did You ever find me?)
You are the dream that saved my life  (oh yes, the cross!)
You are the reason I survived

I never thought that I could love
someone as much as I love you
I know it's crazy but it's true
I never thought that I could need 
someone as much as I need you
I Love You...


Can I hold you?
Oh  your smile lights up the sky
You are too beautiful for the human eye  (too beautiful!)
You are the dream that never dies
you are the fire that burns inside

I never thought that I could love
someone as much as I love you
I know it's crazy but it's true
I never thought that I could need
someone as much as I need you
I Love You...

You are the sunshine in the sky
You are the sparkle in my eyes

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Theology 101

As the Reformers taught, and the Westminster Confession shows by its order, and Walter Marshall taught: true sanctification only happens in a context in which justification & adoption are believed and experienced.

-cavman.wordpress.com

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Revelation in a Nutshell

God rules history and will bring it to its consummation in Christ. -Vern Poythress