A Welcome Guest, Amy Dardis


I hate feeling disconnected from God.  And yet, there are seasons in my life, where I just allow myself to get distracted. Sometimes it’s because of sickness, sometimes it’s that I get so busy and burnt out, other times its exhaustion, and sometimes it’s just hormones. It’s something that happens gradually. I will be walking closely with God, seeking Him in everything, and then slowly after a few weeks or months, I notice the change. I become more irritable, easily frustrated, distracted, and feel lost. I get that feeling like my life isn’t moving forward and I just don’t know how to get out of my rut.

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4 thoughts on “A Welcome Guest, Amy Dardis

  1. I’ve been experiencing that too. Sometimes it keeps me up all night thinking of what I’ve done. And whenever I read the bible, I saw some great expectations from God and I suddenly felt guilty. But that doesn’t stop me from doing things. 😦 Indeed how can we get out?

    1. Christine, we’re in the same boat (obviously with Amy too)! Grace, grace is all that pulls us out. Quitting looking at ourselves and evaluating ourselves and realizing that because of Jesus, God only sees us as righteous.

      1. I don’t know if that’s good news, being righteous and all, because in the bible, He said no one is righteous. Now I’m really confused. (O.O)

  2. Cristinegee, my heart hurts for you, but I’ve got great news! You’re absolutely right, in Romans 3:10 says, “None is righteous, no not one;”. We have to be very important to always take the Word of God in context. Throughout Romans, Paul is laboring to explain to the Gentiles how and why the Gospel has come to them, and why they are no less saved, no less holy, no less sanctified than the Jews. He is also hoping to impress upon the Jews that they do not have a corner on God. The law, circumcision and all their piety will not save them. Verse 9 emphasizes, “For we have already charged that all, both Jews and Greeks, are under sin.”

    Verse 20 helps a lot. “For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his [God’s] sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin.”

    Nothing you do that is good, nothing you refrain from doing that is evil, nothing you have done that keeps you up at night is of any value. None of our “good” will justify us. You’re absolutely right, no one is righteous, and no matter how good we are, we are still unrighteous. And what is keeping you up at night is the knowledge of sin, which has been revealed to you by the Law. Because you know what God desires, perfection, and will never achieve it, the knowledge of your sinfulness keeps you up at night. Hopeless, right?

    NO!! Praise God!

    2 Corinthian 5:21, another letter by Paul, explains our hope. “For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”

    Also, in Galatians 5:2, Paul tells the Gentiles that if they submit to circumcision in an effort to verify their righteousness (being obedient to the Jewish law in order to be sure they’re right will God) then Christ will be of no value.

    I hope I’m making this understandable. A recent sermon by Paul White is an invaluable resource for this topic. He explains the truth of Grace and removes all condemnation and guilt (there is no condemnation for those in Christ) – Scripturally and in a way easy to understand. I’ll post the video link here.
    http://pwmmedia.podbean.com/2013/06/09/remember-from-where-you-are-fallen/

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