Better late than never

As promised, here are some of my favorite quotes. I figured I’d start with Chapter 1 and move forward into the book. Some are lengthy and others are quick snippets.

By the way, I was wondering if anyone wanted to read along and discuss the book here on the blog. Let me know if you do.

Quotes from Chapter 1: Yawning Angels

  • “The will of God is neither logical nor linear.” (I love the fact that it’s not linear. We think that everything is bound by linear constraints. Mercifully, God is not.)
  • “If you would describe your relationship with God as anything less than adventurous, then maybe you think you’re following the Spirit but have actually settled for something less – something I call inverted Christianity. Instead of following the Spirit, we invite the Spirit to follow us. Instead of serving God’s purposes, we want Him to serve our purposes … The result of this inverted relationship with God is not just a self-absorbed spirituality that leaves us feeling empty, it’s also the difference between spiritual boredom and spiritual adventure.”
  • “… Jesus didn’t die on the cross to keep us safe. Jesus died to make us dangerous.”  
  • “You cannot simultaneously live by faith and be bored. Faith and boredom are antithetical.”
  • “… the Author and Perfecter of our faith … wants to write His-story through your life. And if you read through Scripture, you’ll discover that His favorite genre is action-adventure.” (What a fabulous thought — and oh so true!)

I’ll leave you with just two more quotes that I enjoyed. In fact, the last one needs to be framed and hung on my wall!

  • “As long as you are focused on what you’ve done wrong in the past, you won’t have energy left to dream kingdom dreams.”
  • “We need to quit living as if the purpose of life is to arrive safely at death.”

It reminds me of another quote I’ve seen before.

“Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming ‘WOW! What a Ride!'”
    –Unknown

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