Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Radical Plan

The words within Radical, continue to crush me. The author asks difficult questions:

What would happen ...
if we stopped asking how much we could spare
... starting asking how much it will take?
if together we stopped giving our scraps to the poor
... started giving the surplus, instead?"

David Platt

He challenges, a one year experiment ... a dare to:

pray for the entire world
daily, including the 4.5 billion people without Christ
read through the entire Word
refreshingly honest, the writer Platt looks at the bookstores
and ponders his own work, "Do we really need another book?
sacrifice my money for a specific purpose
not merely give, but sacrifice
spend my time in another context
connect my going to my sacrificial giving
commit my life to a multiplying community
come to worship ready to learn so that I can teach

Near my desk is a collection of artifacts, gifted pieces from friends through the years.

The feet on the bracelet remind me, not to expect my breakfast in bed.

Christ asks me to sleep
in the kitchen, serving
others, my feet on
the floor.

Don't look for shortcuts to God. The market is flooded with surefire, easygoing formulas for a successful life that can be practiced in your spare time. Don't fall for that stuff, even though crowds of people do. The way to life — to God! — is vigorous and requires total attention. Matthew 7:13-14 MSG


Bracelet designed by Colleen
Framed Postcard by Seek Publishing


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