Tuesday, January 21, 2014

That Simple...and That Difficult

"The longer I follow Jesus, the more convinced I am of this simple truth. God doesn't do what God does because of us. God does what God does in spite of us. All you have to do is stay out of the way.

It's that simple. It's that difficult.

Stay humble. Stay hungry.

If you aren't hungry for God, you are full of yourself. That's why God cannot fill you with His Spirit. But if you will empty yourself, if you will die to self, you'll be a different person by the time you reach the last page of this book...."

-Mark Batterson, All In: You Are One Decision Away From A Totally Different Life, page 21, (Italics in the original)