Kevin DeYoung had his blog post much retweeted today. I think one reason is because many Christians find ourselves struggling with the issue that Kevin raised. I myself have thought about it and know of friends who are in the same situation as the author of the post. Busy and Burdened Christians. People who are so busy with the Lord’s work and at the same time lamenting that the Work, never ends and there’s so much to be done. May this post point you to the God who has done EVERYTHING for us.
“I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” Phil 4:13 (ESV)
No doubt some Christians need to be shaken out of their lethargy. I try to do that every Sunday morning and evening. But there are also a whole bunch of Christians who need to be set free from their performance-minded, law-keeping, world-changing, participate-with-God-in-recreating-the-cosmos shackles. I promise you, some of the best people in your churches are getting tired. They don’t need another rah-rah pep talk. They don’t need to hear more statistics and more stories Sunday after Sunday about how bad everything is in the world. They need to hear about Christ’s death and resurrection. They need to hear how we are justified by faith apart from works of the law. They need to hear the old, old story once more. Because the secret of the gospel is that we actually do more when we hear less about all we need to do for God and hear more about all that God has already done for us.