Sunday, May 15, 2016

The God-centeredness of God is good news!



Ray Ortlund wrote the following in his Isaiah commentary series (related to Hezekiah's appeal for the Lord to save Judah for the sake of God's glory)-


Have you come to realize how the God-centeredness of God is good news for you? For one thing, it means that your unworthiness is irrelevant to God’s readiness to save you. He is not responding to what you deserve; He is proving what a good Savior he is. 

Don’t you see? This opens up a new definition of happiness. Happiness is God being God to you.

Stop praying, “Lord, I want you to make my life better.” 
Stop praying, “Lord, I want you to make my husband or wife better. I want my children to behave. I want an ideal job.

When you pray that way, you can only end up frustrated, because God will not subordinate himself to any human agenda.


Start praying, “Lord, I just want you to be God to me. I want my life, with my problems, to show the world that you save sinners.”

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