A thought by Mark Batterson, (2015-10-06) from his book, If: Trading Your If Only Regrets for God's What If Possibilities (Kindle Locations 377-378). Baker Publishing Group. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
Malcolm Gladwell wrote a book called The Tipping Point. Now to him the tipping point is the moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior passes the point of no return and gains acceptance.
Mark gives some examples. He says, “In economics, it’s the point at which an emerging technology becomes the industry standard. In sociology, it’s when a quorum of people adopts a behavior so that it reaches critical mass and goes viral. And in sports, it’s the moment when momentum shifts.” I saw that the other night when the Dodgers were playing the Mets. It happened when Murphy ended up at third base. I won’t dwell there. It still hurts.
He then said, “Spiritually speaking, the tipping point is when you believe, without any reservation, that God is for you. It’s the revelation that God doesn’t just love you, He likes you. He loves you enough to die for you, and He likes you enough to spend eternity with you. Yet some of us remain skeptical.”
He goes on, “We project our self-contempt onto God, assuming that God must be as angry with us as we are with ourselves. Or we fall into the performance-based trap of thinking that our behavior determines God’s posture toward us— whether that is for or against. Listen, the fact that God is for you was proven at Calvary’s cross.”
I hope you really see that. If you do it could be a tipping point in your life.
Mark then says, “Go ahead and reject God for who He isn’t. Then accept Him for who He is. God is for you.”
God is good + God is love = God is for you.
Don’t you think today would be a good day to really accept that?