June 12, 2006

Do As I Say...

In a recent column Joel Belz strung together a few sentences that really jumped out at me:
God's whole structure of His universe is built around an optimistic design. The certainty that in the end God is going to triumph over all His enemies offers confidence that we can take baby steps in that direction now. Being an optimist doesn't mean you ignore the dangers in life. … Christians are people who operate with the certainty that an aggressive deployment of what's right will win more times than it loses. You can posture yourself defensively – personally, corporately, ecclesiastically, educationally, politically, and economically. Or you can posture yourself offensively. The whole direction of biblical revelation calls us to engage the enemy with the confidence that light is stronger than darkness.
I agree with that passage 100 percent. I live it out maybe 10 percent of the time.