Thoughts for the Journey from Bill Myers

an author and film producer, Bill Myers’s work has won over 70 national and
international awards including the C.S. Lewis Honor Award. His books and videos,
which include Eli and McGee and Me, have sold 8 million
copies. His most recent book, The Jesus Experience – Journey Deeper into the
Heart of God,
explores how he went from a burned-out evangelical to
someone head-over-heels in love with his Creator.
The cross is not the end of our
experience with God, but the beginning. Instead of groveling at its foot, get
over yourself (and your failures), embrace Christ’s full forgiveness and move forward. God is not mad at you. He got
mad at Jesus for you. Now He delights and sings over you. Don’t be shy, or snub
Him by only accepting part of His gift. Drink His forgiveness to the dregs. And
when you fail? Confess it, take another gulp, and get back to your feet. No
time outs and standing in the corner for bad behavior allowed. That only
trivializes Christ’s sacrifice by indicating you still have to suffer a little
because His work wasn’t quite enough. It was. And is. Even when we fail.

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor
demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor
depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the
love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39