Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Work from life, not for life!

In this sense it is a true saying that believers should not act for life, but from life. They must act as those that are not procuring life by their works, but as such who have already received and derived life from Christ, and act from the power and virtue received from Him. - Walter Marshall, The Gospel Mystery of Sanctification

Today I begin work after a two month vacation. As a teacher, the transition back to daily employment is a difficult one; it is much like returning to school for a student. The knot in the stomach ... the anxiousness ... it is far too similar. Nevertheless, this quote from Puritan Walter Marshall is an encouragement and an exhortation for me. I want to live-work, play, and everything else- from life. I need to do that more. But it is incredibly encouraging that the grace of God through Jesus Christ makes this possible. So, here we go ...

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