We’re reading Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream (David Platt) as a family and I’m finding myself more convicted than ever before. Questioning, pondering and trying to see through this hazy American life that so easily blinds us to the real Jesus.
David reminds us that one man came to tell Jesus he wanted to follow Him. We say, “Yes! Come to Him…it’s so easy and wonderful!” Jesus said, essentially, “Look, the animals have homes but I don’t even have a place to lay my head….are you prepared for the possibility of that kind of life?” He was giving this man every opportunity to turn away.
I would love your thoughts on these quotes, just to name a few, and I encourage you to grab the book!
“We are settling for a Christianity that revolves around catering to ourselves when the central message of Christianity is actually about abandoning ourselves.”
“My biggest fear, even now, is that I will hear Jesus’ words and walk away, content to settle for less than radical obedience to Him. ”
“God beckons storm clouds and they come. He tells the wind to blow and the rain to fall, and they obey immediately. He speaks to the mountains, ‘You go there,’ and He says to the seas, ‘You stop here, and they do it. Everything in all creation responds in obedience to the Creator…until we get to you and me. We have the audacity to look God in the face and say, ‘No.”
“Should it concern us that the bible never calls us to ask Jesus into our hearts. Should it concern us that the bible never mentions such a superstitious sinners prayer and yet that is exactly what we have sold to so many as salvation.”