The Movement of Grace

In The Gospel-Centered Life discipleship curriculum, the authors provide a graphic to describe the movement of grace in and through the life of a believer. We discover that grace is personal and internal. But it is also public and external. The point: grace goes somewhere. It is dynamic, not static. This is not a bad diagnostic for evaluating the gospel vitality of my heart. If there is no outflow, it is likely that the problem is with the inflow. Since gospel faith leads to gospel fruit, I should focus on the personal inworking of grace in my life before trying to manipulate the external outworking of grace. In other words, when the gospel begins to work in me, it eventually will flow through me. That is the movement, or propulsion, of grace.

Skitch-2012-02-01_113710_0000

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.