I said that I would share what I feel that God is doing in me through Crazy Love once I was able to wrap my head around it myself. I haven’t yet. So, don’t let this post lead you to believe that I’ve figured it all out just yet. But, I can share this much…….
I don’t feel like I’m falling in love with Jesus all over again.
I feel like I’m falling in love with Him for the very first time.
There are so many things that God has been working in me that I find it difficult to condense into one blog post every single thing. But, let me share the first thing that caught my attention in Francis Chan’s amazing book.
Psalm 115:3 says, “Our God is in heaven; he does whatever pleases him.” Chan is describing that God is all-powerful. He writes, “Yet we keep on questioning Him: ‘Why did you make me with this body, instead of that one?’ ‘Why are so many people dying of starvation?’ Why are there so many planets with nothing living on them?’ ‘Why is my family so messed up?’ ‘Why don’t You make Yourself more obvious to the people who need You?’”
Or, if you’re like me, you might ask, “Why couldn’t chocolate be one of the major food groups?”
Chan goes on to explain, “Because He’s God. He has more of a right to ask us why so many people are starving……Can you worship a God who isn’t obligated to explain His actions to you?”
How many times have I said or you said or we heard someone say, “When I get to heaven I’m going to ask Jesus why He let this happen” or “why he let that happen.”
We can all make such ridiculous proclamations. But the truth is this. When we meet our Savior, the Creator of all things, face to face, the only words I think will come out of our mouths are “Holy, Holy, Holy.”
Because, He is.
Now, I do part from Chan a bit in Chapter Five. While, I understand the heart of what he saying, my theological foundation – or better said, my heart – does not bear witness with part of it. However, the bottom line in this chapter is simply that God wants us to live wholly-committed to Him. And, I cannot argue that point.
To be honest, I enjoyed being challenged in Chapter Five. It caused me to search my own heart and search scriptures. We should never come to a place in our spiritual journey where we are resistant to challenge or closed to change. It’s a catalyst for growth.
So, do I recommend Francis Chan’s Crazy Love? You bet I do. And, one of you fortunate commenters are gonna win your very own copy! Woo-hoo!
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