But, I am also challenged by a question that is a good barometer to check myself with now and again.
Warning: The question may cause some to retort, “There’s no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, Brother!
Yep, I know that. In fact I consider myself a communicator of what some may even label as X-treme Grace.
However, there are legitimate plumb lines we can pay attention to if we’re wanting to truly build a solid structure in our lives. Here it is…
The Diagnostic Question: Is my schedule too full – or – is my heart too empty?
This is a grace question. In reality the nature of God’s grace strips our hearts. It pulls out things that we do to feel worthwhile. Grace then fills our hearts with God’s perspectives, compassion, hope, and joy in living. Is my schedule full of those things that I do because I feel others expect it? Grace fills our hearts with peace based upon what God expects from me.
Is my schedule currently too full? Or is my heart too empty…of grace?
“Lord, show me the true answer to that question from Your perspective. Pour out the free gift of grace within me where I may lack”
Maybe you find this a helpful occasional “check up” question yourself.