By Francis Chan
God is love. loopy, relentless, omnipotent love. have you questioned if we’re lacking it? It’s loopy, in case you give it some thought. The God of the universe--the author of nitrogen and pine needles, galaxies and E-minor--loves us with an intensive, unconditional, self-sacrificing love. and what's our normal reaction? We visit church, sing songs, and check out to not cuss. no matter if you’ve verbalized it but or not...we all recognize somethings incorrect. Does whatever deep inside of your middle lengthy to wreck unfastened from the established order? Are you hungry for an real religion that addresses the issues of our international with tangible, even radical, ideas? God is asking you to a passionate love courting with Himself. as the solution to non secular complacency isn’t operating tougher at an inventory of do’s and don’ts--it’s falling in love with God. And when you come upon His love, as Francis Chan describes it, you'll by no means be a similar. simply because whilst you’re wildly in love with anyone, it alterations every thing.
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I will be kind to others. I will loosen up. I will tell others about Christ. I will go on adventures and change the world. I will be bold and not change who I really am. I will have no troubles but instead help others with their troubles. You see, I’ll be one of those people who live to be history makers at a young age. Oh, I’ll have moments, good and bad, but I will wipe away the bad and only remember the good. In fact that’s all I remember, just good moments, nothing in between, just living my life to the fullest.
Suppose you are an extra in an upcoming movie. You will probably scrutinize that one scene where hundreds of people are milling around, just waiting for that two-fifths of a second when you can see the back of your head. Maybe your mom and your closest friend get excited about that two-fifths of a second with you … maybe. But no one else will realize it is you. Even if you tell them, they won’t care. Let’s take it a step further. What if you rent out the theater on opening night and invite all your friends and family to come see the new movie about you?
That came as a pretty staggering realization. But what I realized next was even more staggering. When I am consumed by my problems—stressed out about my life, my family, and my job—I actually convey the belief that I think the circumstances are more important than God’s command to always rejoice. In other words, that I have a “right” to disobey God because of the magnitude of my responsibilities. Worry implies that we don’t quite trust that God is big enough, powerful enough, or loving enough to take care of what’s happening in our lives.
Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God by Francis Chan