Anyway, he is challenging the crap out of my life right now. He says we need to have audacious faith. I love that word because it is an excellent throw back to my childhood. Here are a couple quotes:
-If the size of your vision for your life isn’t intimidating to you, there’s a good chance it’s insulting to God.
-[Just like the Israelites] There is an exceedingly good land that you’re meant to occupy.
– God isn’t intimidated by long shot prayers.
I am halfway through this book. I started it yesterday morning, and I plan on finishing it by tomorrow, probably during my dentist appointment. Because of this book, and the words I feel God wants me to hear, I have made a few changes.
1. I have committed to run a 1/2 marathon with three of my closest friends in June, and I know without a doubt that God will give me what it takes to complete it.
2. No matter where I am, I will be content because there I have God. The end.
3. When it comes to provision, I have no fear. None. So you can (say it with me if you have heard this one before) suck it satan.
4. I am choosing to be content with wherever God has me- city, state, church, work- content.
5. Like Michael Scott declaring bankruptcy, I am going to shout it out and be bold in my prayers. I don’t fully know what that looks like, but that’s exactly what I intend to find out. I am going to do it, even if it means I pray to walk on water or ask the sun to stand still so I can rightfully claim the promises God has given me.
One of the chapter subtitles in this book is “The Audacity to Ask.” That is what plan to have- the audacity to ask. I have only gain to look forward to because the Bible says so. Life to the fullest, standing on God’s promises, plans to prosper me, Jesus loves me this I know: these are all reminders of my inheritance. I just have to stand up and take it.
word to your mother.