It really started coming up on 9 years ago, but I didn’t honestly notice until last year. Then the past 6 months it’s gotten more intense leading up to the past two weeks where there’s no more secrets. I am clearly being stalked….by the Gospel.
( Sorry, couldn’t help myself)
So, when most people think of the Gospel, it’s what “saves” you. Jesus came, died & rose again so that we can go to Heaven….right? Well….what’s been “stalking” me is this concept (from an article written by my professor):
We often reduce the gospel to “God’s plan of salvation” for lost people to be saved from sin’s penalty, not realizing that it is also “God’s plan of salvation” for Christians to be saved from sin’s power. The same gospel message that saves sinners also sanctifies saints.
It’s just funny that absolutely everywhere I turn lately I’m bombarded with this. Whether reading it in books, on blogs, in emails, hearing it in sermons, in conversations, in songs, certainly in class….the kicker was Sunday night we attended a bible study (which was great fun, the first time in a LONG time I’ve attended a bible study with Ryan (usually just go to women’s things)), and were discussing Philippians 1. I didn’t take notes so i can’t remember how it all went down, but very quickly, “the Gospel is continually saving/sanctifying us” thing came up…to what at the time seemed not super-related. BUT…um…duh Jenn (people don’t say duh anymore do they?)…i think all this stalking is due to the fact that EVERYTHING is about this. Not being stalked…it’s just everywhere & I guess I’m finally seeing it….everywhere that is.