Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Starving Jesus

Wow!

Once again I have neglected my blog. It has been over a month since my last post! It seems as though my blog is a mirror of my own life as a follower of Jesus. Too often I let all the "stuff" in my life get in the way.

It has caused me to stop, pause and contemplate just what it means when I call myself a "christian".

I have been reading a very interesting and unique book called "Starving Jesus".

Photobucket


It is about getting out of the pew and into the street and making a difference in the lives of those around us. The authors have coined a phrase called "Born Again Lazy". I'm afraid that I have been guilty of that too many times in the past.

I am not going to ramble on and on in this post, I just want to encourage you to go out and get this book.

Read it.

Pray about it.

And then do something.

This book has changed my life.

I pray that I will never go back.

Over the next week or so, I will be posting some favorite quotes and some things that the book has driven me to consider.

Again, read this book. I am not the same person I was when I started reading this book, and I don't think you will be either.

I close with a beautitful, yet convicting song by the late Keith Green.

Photobucket

Make My Life A Prayer

Make my life a prayer to You
I wanna do what You want me to
No empty words and no white lies
No token prayers no compromise

I wanna shine the light You gave
Thru Your Son You sent to save us
From ourselves and our despair
It comforts me to know You're really there

Chorus
Well I wanna thank You now
For being patient with me
Oh it's so hard to see
When my eyes are on me
I guess I'll have to trust
And just believe what You say
Oh you're coming again
Coming to take me away

I wanna die and let You give
Your life to me so I might live
And share the hope You gave me
The love that set me free

I wanna tell the world out there
You're not some fable or fairy tale
That I've made up inside my head
You're God the Son and You've risen from the dead

Chorus

I wanna die and let You give
Your life to me so I might live
And share the hope You gave me
The love that set me free


Selah,
Pastor Dave

1 comment:

jrx3church said...

Hey man,
Thanks for the nod.... go get em!

J.R.