“The self-made prison of the maintained soul constrains the human heart and robs us of adventurous joy. At some point we stopped living adventurously and began living fearfully: when?
The goal of God’s transformation is to make us more human, not less. To be free with peace, dignity, passion, joy. The crux of the Bible is the simple presence of God, that God is with us, that we are known and loved, and by His Spirit we incarnate His love.
We can supernaturally delight in Him amidst hurts and temptations and evil and failure and rampant wickedness. Jesus is the heaven in our heartache. He gives us the power of joy when we want to feel sorry for ourselves. That’s freedom. That’s the adventure.”