Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Take Advantage of Your Calvinism

Good wisdom from my friend Josh Nelson - we were talking the other day about worrying. Josh made the point that if we believe in the absolute, unflinching sovereignty of God (which we do), then worry and anxiety become absolutely ridiculous. Yet, we so often fall into those traps. So, if you're going to be a Calvinist, you might as well take advantage of the solace that those truths bring. To ruminate on theological theory without it ever affecting our daily lives is an exercise in foolishness and futility. This has all hit close to home for me today as Heather and I enter the second day after our daughter's due date. I'm constantly fretting over when she's going to be born. I've made the comment several times that "she's late." However, the more I reflect on God today, the more I realize that whenever my baby girl shows up, she'll be right on time. Everything always is.

1 comment:

Lee Shelton, III said...

Amen!
I like the words of Joni Erickson Tada:
“When we learn to lean back in God's sovereignty, we can experience great inner peace. Our troubles may not change, our pain may not diminish, and our loss may not be restored. But the power of those things to harm us is broken as we rest in the fact that God is in control.”
~Joni E. Tada