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Forget Everything Else

Good stuff to chew on this morning:

Nowhere in Scripture do I see a "balanced life with a little bit of God added in" as an ideal for us to emulate.  Yet when I look at our churches, this is exactly what I see: a lot of people who have added Jesus to their lives.  People who have, in a sense, asked Him to join them on their life journey; to follow them wherever they feel they should go, rather than following Him as we are commanded.  The God of the universe is not something we can just add to our lives and keep on as we did before.  The Spirit who raised Christ from the dead is not someone we can just call on when we want a little extra power in our lives.  Jesus Christ did not die in order to follow us.  He died and rose again so that we could forget everything else and follow Him to the cross, to true Life.  

-Francis Chan, The Forgotten God.

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  1. I'm frustrated with myself for how much I need to read things like this a *lot* more often...

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  2. Ken is reading this book right now, too--well the ebook. Good stuff, huh?

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