Saturday, June 25, 2011
Crazy Love by Francis Chan
Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, Philippians 2:12
I started this book last summer. I am finally finishing up. I love reading. I just can't find the time. So all year, books are placed in my life and I sometimes start one and then put it down. Then I start another. I have read and finished a few books this year.
This was an awesome book. I highly recommend it!
"I wrote this book because much of our talk doesn't match our lives. We say things like, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me," and "Trust in the Lord with all your heart." Then we live and plan like we don't believe God even exists. We try to set our lives up so everything will be fine even if God doesn't come through. But true faith means holding nothing back. It means putting every hope in God's fidelity to His promises."
"Most of us use "I'm waiting for God to reveal His calling on my life" as a means of avoiding action. Did you hear God calling you to sit in front of the television yesterday."
"A friend of mine was speaking recently. Afterward a guy came up and told him, "I would go serve God as a missionary overseas, but, honestly, if I went right now it would only be out of obedience." My friend's response was "Yes, and...?"
Yesterday as I was packing, I was wondering which book I should take. I looked up and saw Beth Moore's "Out of the Pit". I thought, oh yeah, I forgot about that. Maybe I'll take that. Then I read a devotion about "captives" and knew that that was the one!
We will be away for most of the summer so if you don't hear from me, have a great summer.