How We Live Our Days is How We Live Our Lives

We respond with words like Amen, Convicting sermon, Great book … and then are paralyzed as we try to decipher what God wants of our lives.  I concur with Annie Dillard, who once said “How we live our days is … how we live our lives.”  We need to discover for ourselves how to live this day in faithful surrender to God as we “continue to work out [our] salvation with fear and trembling” (Philippians 2:12).

– Francis Chan, Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God, copyright 2008, page 165

What is the Best Thing You Can Do?

A person who is obsessed with Jesus knows that the best thing he can do is to be faithful to his Savior in every aspect of his life, continually saying “Thank You!” to God.  An obsessed person knows there can never be intimacy if he is always trying to pay God back or work hard enough to be worthy.  He revels in his role as a child and friend of God.

– Francis Chan, Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God, copyright 2008, page 147-148

Does Your Attitude Depend on Your Circumstances or Environment?

A person who is obsessed with Jesus is more concerned with his or her character than comfort.  Obsessed people know that true joy doesn’t depend on circumstances or environment; it is a gift that must be chosen and cultivated, a gift that ultimately comes from God (James 1:2-4).

– Francis Chan, Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God, copyright 2008, page 146

What is Your Relationship With God and His Word Like?

People who are obsessed with God have an intimate relationship with Him.  They are nourished by God’s Word throughout the day because they know that forty minutes on Sundays is not enough to sustain them for a whole week, especially when they will encounter so many distractions and alternative messages.

– Francis Chan, Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God, copyright 2008, page 145