Saturday, February 26, 2011

02/26/11 - Quote

Yesterday I read this article about Francis Chan: The Crazy Mission of Francis Chan. This part just jumped out at me:

“I can give a strong message and people will nod their heads and it’s like, ‘OK, cool, he gave a tough message.’ But in the confines of the local church, when I’m with these people day in and day out, I’m like: ‘Wait, you haven’t applied that message. Let’s come up with ways in which you have to do it and not skirt around it.’ Well, that really bothers people,” Chan says. “And pretty soon they’re like, ‘You know what, never mind, quit pushing me; I’m going to go to another church.’ … I guess I didn’t realize how hard it was going to be to be rejected by people who’ve been in the church for 10 years or more, and it’s pretty painful.”

Do you ever feel like that? Like you hear this powerful, life changing message and others are like, "Oh that's nice for you dear, but I am happy with my life now."

You look at their life, not in judgement, but just in observation and you think, "Where's you're fire and passion? Where's you're desire to throw off everything for Christ? How can you be really joyful in Christ and not be moving forward in your Christian walk?"

It causes restlessness in my heart. It causes me to seek God even more and beg for His wisdom, guidance, and leading! It makes me want to be even more uncomfortable with my sin nature. I love when God's Word makes me challenged, I love it!

1 comment:

All Things Lovely said...

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