4G…But not the network you are thinking of

I am just getting to know a little bit about this guy named Tim Chester. But I believe he gives a good test for your understanding of the Gospel and  relationship to God called the four G’s—four liberating truths about God:

  1. God is great—so we do not have to be in control
  2. God is glorious—so we do not have to fear others
  3. God is good—so we do not have to look elsewhere
  4. God is gracious—so we do not have to prove ourselves

 My thinking is the degree to which these truths are embraced will be synonymous to ones apprehension, comprehension and deriving the implication of the Gospel. To know God is…is to know what we are not also. And in the Gospel we find those answers. What do you think?

Which of the four do you find yourself struggling to embrace?

Which of the four do you tend to make the priority?



4 thoughts on “4G…But not the network you are thinking of

  1. I tend to struggle with #4. God is gracious but I often beat myself up thinking that what I do/did isn’t good enough and should be better.

    Everyday experiences pushes #3 to a top priority. God is able to do all things. He’s the only one we can fully depend on.

  2. #4 is a delimma for us. The moment we (so often) determine that “I can be good enough” is the moment we simultaneously have decided “I no longer need you to be gracious God.” I should have added a poll. I’m thinking #3 would win for top priority. If only my work internet worked correctly.

  3. I find myself struggling with #1,3 and 4. #1: I am learning to let go and let God be in control. That is so difficult because I tend to feel that I know what’s best for me. #3 I know that God is good…but I limit that (taking ownership right now and it doesn’t feel good), I tend to find myself seeking happiness in things rather than in God. #4: I feel that I have to always prove myself. I don’t know if that will ever change.

  4. How about all 4? 1,3 and 4 are fairly self expanitory, but for me with the media’s gloom-n-doom portrayal of the economy, it’s easy to fear “those in control” (pun intended, because we should know who’s really in control).

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