I remember the sinking feeling in my stomach. I had just shared in a small group meeting that I felt God was leading me toward greater discipline in a few areas of my life.
But the leader of the group did one of those “YesButs.” You know the kind. Technically they are agreeing with you, but really they are correcting you. “Yes, but…”
This well-meaning leader felt it necessary to remind me (and the whole group) that it was all about God’s grace, and we can’t make God love us any more or less through our obedience.