Monday, January 10, 2011

Marriage Book

We are beginning to read an unbelievable book in our Life Group. It's called "What did you expect?" by Paul David Tripp. The amount of wisdom is abundant, but I wanted to share an excerpt of something that encouraged my heart today.

"The empty tomb points us to one more amazing thing. It teaches us that God is willing. Why would He go to such an extent to help us? Why would He care to notice us, let alone rescue us? Why would He ever sacrifice His own Son? Because is is willing.

You and I need to recognize that His willingness was motivated not by what He saw in US but by what is inside of HIM.

He is willing because He is the definition of mercy. He is willing because He is the source of love. He is willing because He is full of amazing grace. He is willing because He is good, gentle, patient, and kind. Even when we are unwilling, full of ourselves and wanting our own way, He is still willing. He delights in transforming us by His grace. He delights in rescuing us by His powerful love.

So, when you are sinned against or when the fallen world breaks your door down, don't lash out or run away. Stand in your weakness and confusion and say, 'I am not alone. God is with me, and He is faithful, powerful, and willing.' "


  1. Such wonderful words that just went with our message at church this week. Thanks for a good reminder!

  2. Thank you Jen, I needed this today. :)