I just finished a book that has to be one of the most convicting books I have read in a long time. Francis Chan’s book, Crazy Love , challenges the common apathy of the American Christian today. He challenges the mind-set of the believer which seeks to take the easy road in their relationship with God. If you are looking to become a better Christ-follower, you must get this book.
“Can you worship a God who isn’t obligated to explain His actions to you? Could it be arrogance that makes you think God owes you an explanation? Do you really believe that compared to God, “all the peoples of the earth are regarded as nothing” including you?”
“Throughout time, somewhere between forty-five billion and one hundred twenty-five billion people have lived on this earth. That’s 125,000,000,000. In about fifty years (give or take a couple of decades) no one will remember you. Everyone you know will be dead. Certainly no one will care what job you had, what car you drove, what school you attended, or what clothes you wore. This can be terrifying or reassuring, or maybe a mix of both.”
“Over time I realized that when we love God, we naturally run to Him-frequently and zealously. Jesus didn’t command that we have a regular time with Him each day. Rather, He tells us to “love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your mind.” He called this the “first and greatest commandment”. The results are intimate prayer and study of His word. Our motivation changes from guilt to love.”