Several years ago a friend mentioned that she was reading a book entitled, "Crazy Love" written by Francis Chan. To be honest it sounded a bit odd but the title stuck with me. On one of my many Goodwill runs I came across the book and decided to buy it, so so glad I did!
Since last month was February I thought it would be a good time to read it. It was truly a blessing and left me pondering so many thoughts. I realized how little I show God and others my love for Him. Here are some of my favorite truths I discovered.
1. God takes the time to know me. He is the God of the universe yet He chooses to know every little detail about me. He does not have to yet He does. Do I take the time to know Him more? This was so convicting to me and challenges me to dig deeper in my relationship with God.
If you love someone you will make time to know them better. God is the most important person and relationship in my life and I want to make it the goal of each day to know Him better and more intimately.
2."So many off us think and live like the movie of life is all about us". This quote stunned me a little. How often do I get so consumed with my life and my dreams instead of focusing on what God wants me to do with my life or even consulting Him about the next step in life?
God created me with a purpose, one that would bring honor and glory to His name not mine. I want my focus to be always on Him and that my life points others to God.
3. Loving God or His stuff? This was an interesting concept to me. The author was asking if our love for God was for who He was or what He has given us? I never want to love God because of what He has given me but rather love Him because of who He is and what He has done for me. His great love for me is what should motivate and draw me ever closer to His side.
4. The size of my talents are not what matter but rather what I do with them. God has given me special abilities to use for His glory. Whether they are used to do something on a larger scale or simply in my local church doesn't matter. What matters is that I use it, that I spend myself in the service of my God. I want to be doing the will of God with the tools He has given me.
5. Never get comfortable. I want to always strive to do more, to be more and to love more. I never want my walk with God to grow stale or stagnant. But in order to do that I must always be diligent in my study of God's word and faithful in my walk with Him.
I hope that these few thoughts have encouraged you. I want my life to make a difference whether it be in my community, my church, or my co-workers. Let your light so shine!
Below is a clip from the author taking about the first chapter of his book.
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I am just an ordinary girl who is loved by an extraordinary God and I seek to love others the same way. I love to bake, read, do puzzles, watch Hallmark movies, and go shopping with my mom! This blog was created as a place where I could share some thoughts that the Lord has shown me and to be an encouragement to others who desire to know Him in a deeper way. My prayer is to learn to sit still and trust God with my future.