Thursday, April 26, 2012

Crazy Love

GOD IS LOVE. crazy, relentless all powerful love
Does something deep inside your heart long to break free from the status quo? Are you hungry for an authentic faith that addresses the problems of our world with tangible, even radical, solutions? God is calling you to a passionate love relationship with Himself. Because the answer to religious complacency isn't working harder at a list of do's and don'ts — it's falling in love with God. And once you encounter His love, as Francis describes it, you will never be the same.
Because when you're wildly in love with someone, it changes everything


I just finished reading CRAZY LOVE by Francis Chan.

I got it free from Olive Tree software at Easter. It seems to be available everywhere. I'm also reading the next book they offered me by Francis Chan, FORGOTTEN GOD. I hope it affects me as much, if not more, than the first book.

Read it.

You'll be disturbed -- at least, I hope so.
I hope you feel guilty.
I hope you feel hungry -- for more in your spiritual walk and life.

The truth is, I reek at prayer. I reek at thinking about God more than a "Good morning, Lord. Help me not mess up," in the morning and a fleeting thought of "Thanks, God, for everything that got done," at night.

I should be praying every time I sit down at my computer to write. I should be praying for clients I edit, and for the people who will read the stories I write. I should be praying for the people I encounter when I'm on errands. I should be praying over meals and conferences and book fairs and sports events and just gabbing with friends. I should be praying more often than when a friend or family member faces a crisis.

I should be on a daily, ongoing, never-ending conversation with God.
And somewhere along the way get so used to being tuned in to Him that I actually start to HEAR what He says to me through everything and everyone around me.

When am I -- when are you -- going to break out of the list of "SHOULD" and just start DOING?

So hold me accountable.

Will you be accountable?

Be accountable with me.