Free to Love

13 Aug

Though the Holy Spirit inhabits your humanity as God, representing in His person both the Father and the Son of God, He will never violate the sovereignty of your will, nor deprive you of the moral responsibility to choose… 

That is why your free “yes” to God, at any given moment, fills His heart with greater joy than all the thrilling wonders of a million universes, throwing out into the vastness of outer space by the word of His power.  They have no capacity to love him – because they have no capacity to choose Him!

W. Ian Thomas

If I Perish, I Perish, Torchbearer (1967/1993), 105.

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One Response to “Free to Love”

  1. Lisa Lato August 13, 2012 at 1:10 am #

    Almost 30 years ago, when I was a very new Christian, I made a decision after days of personal struggle to surrender an area of my life to God. It was one of the most difficult decisions I have ever made. Minutes after I made this decision and acted upon it, I walked into my kitchen and the Holy Spirit “fell” on me with a love that almost knocked me down, a completely new experience for me at the time. I don’t think I truly understood why until I read this post today, Thanks for all the wonderful Grace excerpts. I am blessed by each one.

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