Grace is irrational. There is no logical explanation as to why God would give such a gift to those who receive it. None.  He doesn't gain anything more from the transaction which ended up costing Him everything.

Since Grace, and its irrationality, is the foundation of the Scriptures, it got me to reflect on everything else that doesn't 'make sense' - to those on the outside looking in ... and often to those who follow Christ.

I conquer by yielding.
I find rest under a yoke.
I am saved for eternity by nothing that I do and by the simplest faith.
I reign by serving.
I find riches when I am poor in spirit and when I give beyond my means.
I forgive because I am forgiven and to be forgiven.
I am made content through sufferings.
I am made great by becoming small.
I become wise by being a fool for Christ's sake.
I am made free by becoming a bondservant.
I honor myself by honoring God and other's first.
I love myself by loving God and other's first.
I seek first an invisible kingdom.
I am loved, and I love, by choice, not emotions.
I am exalted when I am humble.
I gain strength when I am weak.
I triumph through defeat.
I find victory by glorying in my infirmities.
I live by daily dying.
I am first by putting myself last
I am most satisfied when God is most glorified.

Real riches have nothing to do with what I own.
Real wisdom has nothing to do with what I know.
Real salvation has nothing to do with what I do.
Real freedom has nothing to do with what I choose.
Real glory has nothing to do with how others see me.
Real food has nothing to do with what I eat or drink.
Real value has nothing to do with my accomplishments.
Real beauty has nothing to do with what I see.
Real strength has nothing to do with what I can bear.
Real pleasure has nothing to do with me.
Real love has nothing to do with what I feel.
Real power has nothing to do with what I control.

It doesn't make sense. And that is why I believe.
 


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JMS
01/02/2012 00:48

Grace is irrational... It's so true... I need be be more irrational... ;P

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