Monday, January 05, 2015

Living by faith

If you have not known and experienced God in ways you cannot deny, I would suggest that you are not living in a needy and dependent way. God delights to show up when His children call on His name and when they are trusting fully in Him to come through, whether that is in relationships, in battling sin, in strength to make sacrifices, or in endurance to be faithful in daily life.—Forgotten God, pages 151-152

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That's the final snippet from this book. I'm glad I read it; although there was nothing radically new, Chan is always a refreshing read. He manages to capture the pastoral thrust of scripture in a fresh and new way, challenging us to live in full dependence upon God, via the "forgotten God" of the Holy Spirit. Well worth the time...

Not sure what book I'll be excerpting from next. It might be something a bit more scholarly, but we'll see. Lately the scholarly stuff I've been reading is mainly linguistics, which doesn't excerpt well—even when it is understandable! : )
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