I’m reading Radical by David Platt right now with one of the girls from our high school youth group. We read a chapter per week and then discuss it. I think a chapter per week is about all I can handle.
From Chapter 3 – Beginning at the End of Ourselves:
It is the way of Christ. Instead of asserting ourselves, we crucify ourselves. Instead of imagining all the things we can accomplish, we ask God to do what only he can accomplish. Yes, we work, we plan, we organize, and we create, but we do it all while we fast, while we pray, and while we constantly confess our need for the provision of God. Instead of dependence on ourselves, we express radical desperation for the power of his Spirit, and we trust that Jesus stands ready to give us everything we ask for so that he might make much of our Father in the world.
Easier said than done but certainly a challenge I hope we can embrace in our own lives. On that note, I loved hearing about what Francis Chan and his family are up to. Radical and Crazy Love have many of the same themes. I’m so thankful for these two pastors and the example they are setting forth.