Can't remember if I mentioned or not...we are finally in an adult small group. After leading youth small groups for thirteen years, we are so excited. The book Chasing Daylight by Erwin McManus is what we are reading. We are watching video clips and using the workbook, but this book absolutely will stand alone! It is a study of Jonathan, and focuses on seizing your divine moment. Here a just a few of the many, many things that I have underlined.
-"The most spiritual activity you will engage in today is making choices."
-"There are things God does for you and things that God waits for you to do."
-"...while God leaves us with many choices to make, when He has spoken, the one right choice is to obey."
-"We must resolve not only to leave the path of doing evil, but also to passionately pursue a life of doing good."
-"At worst a passive life is only pitied, yet God counts it as a tragedy when we choose to simply watch life rather than live it. Jesus described as wicked the person who leaves his talent unused. When we fail to choose, we choose to fail. You cannot put your life on hold. It moves forward with or without your approval. Choosing not to choose does not put off the problem, only exacerbates it."
-"...when you are passionate about God, you can trust your passions."
-"God rarely shows you the problem so that you can tell someone else about it."
I could go on and on. If you want to be challenged to step outside of your comfort zone and live for God in a way that will rock your world...this is the book for you. If that scares you, read it anyway!