The Christian Life- Process

That we’re in process is something we forget when we give pat answers or “just” counsel (“just have faith”, “just do this”).  But, as David Powlison says, process is the fundamental character of the Christian life.  He gave a quote from Luther to remind us of this:

“This life, therefore,

is not righteousness but growth in righteousness,

not health but healing,

not being but becoming,

not rest but exercise.

 

We are not yet what we shall be,

but we are growing toward it.

The process is not yet finished but it is going on.

This is not the end but it is the road.

All does not yet gleam in glory

but all is being purified.”

-Martin Luther

 

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