I’ve spent the last several weeks in the four gospels with our Life Group going through J. D. Greear’s study “Gospel: Discovering the Power of Christianity.” The crux of this study has been the reminder that the gospel (the good news) of Christ is not the diving board into the pool of our faith in Christ. The gospel is the power behind the transformation that God wants to do in our lives.
It is through our understanding of this gospel, and through our understanding of his great love and mercy for us, that he gives us the power to let go of ourselves, and cling onto the love that he has for us, to live transformed lives. I wanted to share with you the gospel prayer, that he suggests that we remind ourselves of every day. It’s not scripture, but it’s good stuff!
“In Christ, there is nothing I can do (Lord) to make you love me more, and there’s nothing I’ve done that will make you love me less. Your presence and approval are all I need for everlasting joy. As you’ve been to me, so I’ll be to others. As I pray, I will measure your compassion by the cross, and your power by the resurrection.”