“A lifestyle of seeking forgiveness” by Paul David Tripp

“Every time you ask for forgiveness, you get it right.

Every time you ask for forgiveness, you step out of your little kingdom and into His.

Every time you ask for forgiveness, you say that the Bible’s description of you and everyone around you is accurate.

Every time you ask for forgiveness, you declare that our life does not belong to you, but has been created for the purpose of Another.

Every time you ask for forgiveness, you say that selfishness is your biggest sin and that grace is your only hope.

Every time you ask for forgiveness, you are reminding yourself who you are and what you truly need.

Every time you ask for forgiveness, you refuse to be comfortable with your rebellion.

Every time you ask for forgiveness, you recognize that the biggest problems you face in life exist inside of you, not outside of you.

Every time you ask for forgiveness, you are praying that God’s kingdom would come and His will would be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Every time you ask for forgiveness, you make the kingdom of God visible for others to see.

Every time you ask for forgiveness, you are worshipping the King of forgiveness and encouraging others to do the same.

Every time you ask for forgiveness, you sight is accurate, your head is clear, and your heart is in the right place.

Every time you ask for forgiveness, you cry out for an eternity when forgiveness has finished its work once for all.

Every time you ask for forgiveness, you tell yourself that for all the good you have experienced in God’s kingdom, there is still more that is needed and more to come.

A lifestyle of seeking forgiveness expands everything you are touching to the size of God’s kingdom.”

–Paul David Tripp, A Quest For More: Living For Something Bigger Than You (Greensboro, NC: New Growth Press, 2008),  161-162.

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Filed under Christian Theology, Forgiveness, Paul David Tripp, Quotable Quotes, The Gospel

2 responses to ““A lifestyle of seeking forgiveness” by Paul David Tripp

  1. thanks for posting this bud…..so will you forgive me for asking you to get coffee and not bringing my wallet? HAHA.

  2. I forgive you, Daniel. I’m just honored you ask me to get coffee with you.

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