Friends that want to hang out

Friday, February 19, 2010

Crazy Love Week 1

This Sunday is the start of our Spring session in women ministry. As a ministry team leader - I was asked to read the book Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God by Francis Chan.. I tried to read it last Spring and I found myself really depressed... The book basically put a mirror up to my face and showed me that I don't love enough... hard enough..

I had made the comment that new Christians might have a very hard time with this book.. It might scare them away... Chan is telling us that we need to give our ALL to God... not just a little and not just on Sundays but all of ourselves... The words are easy to say.... to some... But the concept of this book is so hard for me...

Yes, I love God... Yes, I worship Him.... Yes, I have no doubt that I will be with Him for eternity.... So why do I have to surrender my total self to God's purpose, now? I read my Bible and I pray so that I can know Him better.... Have a better relationship with Him... and this book is telling me it is not enough..... How dare he? Who does this Francis Chan think he is?

So I am going to attempt to read this book - a chapter or two a week - give myself time to think about... study it.... pray about it.. and see what God tells me...

Colossians 1:16 "For by Him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible, and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by Him and for Him."

Have you read this book? If so, what do you think?


Oh Sew Good said...

Kelly, there is no doubt in my mind that you love the Lord. HOWEVER (You know I'd have one didn't you?) I remind you of who it is that works within you and all it takes is prayer to grow closer to Him, not a work of your flesh. :) We are to guard our heart with all diligence and I believe that means to guard it against the lies about God the enemy gives us. It's not about works, it's about trust.

Casey said...

I have read this book and the second book that Francis Chan wrote and I love them. They are challenging and hard to read but so worth it. My love for God grew and changed and I truly started living for God once I was done. This book was a real eye opener for me. I plan on re-reading it soon.

I recently started a book and I am stopping after only a few chapters because I don't believe it is something God wants me to spend my time on. It just doesn't seem appropriate. Maybe I will re read Crazy Love instead.


Related Posts Widget for Blogs by LinkWithin