Thursday, October 11, 2007


"Love—the true kind of love, the kind of love that overflows inside of us because of who God is and who we are and who He has born us anew to be—ought to pervade every piece of our life."

I can't get away from it.

I know, I'm really repetitive. I sound like a broken record. But I can't escape this. I can't stop thinking about it. God loves me. He loves me perfectly. I can't wrap my mind around this.

How can I not love Him? How can I not love the things He loves (people)? I'm called to have crazy, supernatural, insane love for everyone. And it's possible for me to have it, because I've been given an identity in Christ. Yet rarely to I live true to Christ's identity.


"The joy of Christians should be contagious, not because their life is always great by the world’s standards but because their life is always great by God’s standards. Not because we feel like we should be that way, but because, as God so powerfully works in us, we are. Jesus thought the person collecting money in the tollbooth was worth a passing moment of actual care. A warm smile and a twinkle of understanding in the eye. The lady behind the diner counter was important to Him. He didn’t ignore people, because he never had anything on his mind that was a higher priority. He didn’t rate them or base his response on their usefulness to Him or their respect of His rights. He lived a life of love.

This is the God we follow, and this is the road He’s called us to walk on. It’s not about us, it never has been. It’s about humility, and perspective. It’s about being filled with the Spirit every day. But most of all, it’s about reckless, overwhelming, box-breaking, life abandoning love all the time."

Mmmmm, that's a lovely, lovely thought. =)

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