My Dad left a comment on my last post that I found so edifying, I’m posting it. It was actually through a series on the Sovereignty of God that my Dad taught years ago that I heard for the first time that grace does not equal easy. My Dad is the author of that phrase, not me. He expounds on it by saying
I realized that the older a man gets the greater the temptation to shift his ambition to seeking his own comfort and ease above all else. What a tragic way to end one’s life – seeking one’s comfort rather than God’s glory. What a tragic epitath to one’s life: “He lived by God’s grace for his comfort,” rather than “He lived By God’s grace for God’s glory.” May all of who call upon the name of the Lord not be entangled by the “Grace = Easy” snare and finish with Paul’s words on our lips: “2 Tim. 4:7-8 (ESV) I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.  Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.”
We may not be older men…ever…but still, is it not true that even as moms we face daily temptation to desire comfort and ease, rather than glorify God through the hard work He has called us to? Thanks Dad. Your voice comes through in so many of my “spiritual” posts. You have been a faithful teacher of God’s Word not just in the pulpit, but in ordinary life as well.
I love you