Quoted

Gary Thomas likens the process of finding Christian rest and peace to the experience of baking a cake.

“There is no rest for those who initially come to Jesus but then
refuse to become like him
.

Arrogant
people—those who need to be noticed, appreciated, and praisedcan’t possibly find rest in a world full of slights.

Harsh
people—those who want their own way, resent the failings of others, and expect everyone but them to act perfectly and never make a mistake—can’t possibly find rest in a fallen and broken world.

There is no rest for lawbreakers—such people must constantly look over their shoulders, wondering when they will finally be exposed or caught.

Just as withholding a very small ingredient in a recipe—baking powder or salt, for example—can doom the entire cake,

so resisting Jesus

on any front

will undercut the deliciousness of our rest.”

-Gary Thomas, Holy Available (pg. 227)

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