Thursday, March 29, 2007

Be a Lion Chaser!

Mark Batterson is another one of my favorite pastors. He is so inspirational. He is a good leader and a definite lion chaser! (He wrote this book.) He sent this book out free to all church planters! It's a great motivational book, about setting God sized goals and going after them with courage and zeal! It is one of those books that set me afire!!!
Mark Batterson was at Northway Church in Pittsburgh last night. I didn't get to see him, God had other places for me to be, but I did check out his website and this was a synopsis of his message last night, while he was at Northway. You have to read this paragraph, then read it again slowly.

Quit living as if the purpose of life is to arrive safely at death. Set God-sized goals. Pursue God-ordained passions. Go after a dream that is destined to fail without divine intervention. Keep asking questions. Keep making mistakes. Keep seeking God. Stop pointing out problems and become part of the solution. Stop repeating the past and start creating the future. Stop playing it safe and start taking risks. Expand your horizons. Accumulate experiences. Enjoy the journey. Find every excuse you can to celebrate everything you can. Live like today is the first day and last day of your life. Don't let what's wrong with you keep you from worshipping what's right with God. Burn sinful bridges. Blaze a new trail. Criticize by creating. Worry less about what people think and more about what God thinks. Don't try to be who you're not. Be yourself. Laugh at yourself. Quit holding out. Quit holding back. Quit running away.

I LOVE these words!! I want to LIVE by these words!! I'm not there yet, but I'm getting closer! I am! I'm learning so much about life as I get older! We people are so weird!! We see quotes like "live like your dying, dance like no one's watching." etc.. and we love those those sayings, but why on earth don't we put them into practice??? How many of you live the life you really want to live? Who does? Who dances like nobody's watching? Who is free? What is stopping you from being free? Why do people worry so much about what others think? We DEFINITELY need to worry more about what God thinks!! Live for God!! Don't live for yourself..the more happy you try to make God, the more happy you're going to be! The more you GIVE the more you're going to get!! These aren't just words!!! It is the truth!!! The Bible is the truth!! They are not just words!! LIVE THEM!! LIVE The TRUTH! THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE. GOD.. IS THE TRUTH! GOD WILL SET YOU FREE! : ) I love you all!


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Susan said...

I will let you borrow it big bro! It's a great book!