Instead of allowing God to write a happy ending to their own stories, many Christians are writing a tragic ending because they just do not grasp the Father’s mercy and grace. Why is this happening in so many believers’ lives? The problem is this: we are unable to see ourselves as God sees us. We are so self-consciousness; the recorded memories of the past and the misunderstanding of the gospel combine to blind our eyes to the truth….
It is imperative that we allow the truth of God’s Word to challenge the lies of Satan who uses our history against us. ‘Behold the Lamb,’… Not once did the priest examine the worshiper! Not once!… Where is your focus? The Lamb or yourself?”
The Birthright, 2010, Zondervan, 131-2