Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Victory Is Ours

"We see the smoke rising from a great spiritual conflict, but it's not telling us we've lost.  it's a sign of Christ's victory over sin, death, and Satan.  That victory is ours.  That's the reality in which we live, every single day, no matter what we're facing." ~ Owen Strachan, The Risky Gospel

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Living In God's Will

"When we follow Jesus as the apostles did, we have no idea how he will use us.  He may maximize his glory through us by a faithful but nonetheless "normal" existence.  Or he may have a more unusual route of glorification.  No matter what you do on a daily basis, you can rest in this:  your walk may not be predictable, but it will be transformative and full of grace, and powered by joy that cuts through all the lesser things of this world leaving you to savor the mercy and power of God shown you and made your own through the cross and empty tomb.  When Christ is your all, and you're living for him, then you're in God's will."  ~ Owen Strachan, The Risky Gospel

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Don't Make Your Saving Relationship A Chore

"When I look at my relationship with God as a chore, a sacrifice, then I am getting the glory - not God.  I keep saying, 'Look what I have sacrificed for God....' or 'Listen to what I do for God.  It's hard, exhausting really....'  Francis Chan, Crazy Love

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Genuine Love for God

"Isn't that what God wants of us - to crave this relationship with Him as we crave all genuine love relationships?  Isn't that what brings Him glory - when believers desire Him and are not merely slaves who serve Him out of obligation?"  Francis Chan, Crazy Love

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Call To Commitment

"Jesus' call to commitment is clear:  He wants all or nothing.  The thought of a person calling himself a 'Christian' without being a devoted follower of Christ is absurd."  Francis Chan, Crazy Love