My friend Timmy Brister is in Owasso, Oklahoma to live-blog this year’s National Founders’ Conference. As usual, he is doing an excellent job. I’d like to include something from one of his posts from yesterday’s sessions that really jumped out at me. This is from his post on David Wells’ message in the second session. After you’ve read the excerpt below that captured my attention, go read the whole thing.
In the contemporary spiritualities, people talk because there is no one who has spoken. In Christian spirituality, we listen because the Living God has spoken to us in His Word and His Son. It is all about Christ to the exclusion of all contemporary spiritualities. It is not about the sinner. God will not be had on the sinners terms. God is had only on his own terms, and that is of Christ and His grace. This is a glorious message of freedom, because now finally we have been released from all our striving which ended up empty.