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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Life: Crazy Love

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"The fact is, I need God to help me love God. And, if I need his help to love him, a perfect being, I definitely need his help to love other, fault filled humans. Something mysterious, even supernatural must happen in order for genuine love for God to grow in our hearts. The holy spirit has to move in our lives." page 104, Crazy Love by Francis Chan.

My husband encouraged me to read a book that he recently read - it's called Crazy Love by Francis Chan. He told me that as I read it, at times I wouldn't even feel like a Christian and that this book would make me desire God more. So, I picked it up and read four chapters on Sunday. Then, I took a few days to digest the fact that I don't love God enough and almost feel like a fraud. I read more today.

That sounds harsh. And, I'm glad. I've been a follower of Christ for my whole life changing, radical moments in Meg's life. I love God and try to serve Him. I do Bible Study, I go to church, I help the needy. But, it is not enough. I need to give my all to Him.

I just read the chapter about Love - being in love with God. It's hard to think about being madly in love with your creator and not just your husband (or wife). But, it is what God desires and made us for. We are not followers of Christ to get to heaven. If that is what drives your faith, think again. I don't think about heaven too be honest, it scares me...we don't know much about it. But, really, I should want to look forward to spending eternity with my maker, the Most High God.

Do you have a pulling on your heart? Is your soul tired? Even if you are not a Christian, or if you are, I'm am sure you feel the tug for more. The back cover of this book states, "Have you ever wondered if we're missing it?" Can a woman who has followed God her whole life miss the point? Yup. And that is why I am reading Crazy Love and looking more indepthly at the scriptures.

I'm at a life transition. I am three months pregnant and so happy! I'm really nervous, too. Isn't it a great time to fall in love with God and truly follow Him? I think so. I'm sure this won't be easy (the author said it wouldn't) or quick, but I hope to change my thinking about God. I hope to share my faith more and not be so comfortable. Everyone has their "ish", we all have stuff to work on....knowing and doing are two different things, though.

Here's a quote from A.W. Tozer's The Pursuit of God that really speaks to what my heart is saying.

"O God, I have tasted thy goodness and it has both satisfied me and made me thirsty for more. I am painfully conscious of my need for further grace. I am ashamed of my lack of desire. O God, the Triune God, I want to want thee; I long to be filled with longing; I thirst to be made more thirsty still.
Show me thy glory, I pray Thee, so that I may know Thee indeed. Begin in mercy a new work of love within me. Say to my soul, 'Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.' Then give me grace to rise and follow thee up from this misty lowland where I have wandered so long."

What do you think? Leave me a comment or better yet, read the book.
crazy love book website

1 comment:

  1. Meg, I read "Crazy Love" and it challenged me SO much! Then I read "Forgotten God" and besides the Bible, it is the most influential book I have ever read! So keep reading my friend, you may have to put "crazy Love" done at times, just to digest what you are reading and learning!
    ps. congrats on being pregnant! that is So exciting!