On the back cover of the book, “Crazy Love,” by Francis Chan:
“Have you ever wondered if we’re missing it?It’s crazy, if you think about it. The God of the universe–the Creator of nitrogen and pine needles, galaxies and E-minor–loves us with a radical, unconditional, self-sacrificing love. And what is our typical response? we go to church, sing songs, and try not to cuss.
Whether you’ve verbalized it yet or not. . .we all know something’s wrong.
Does something deep inside your heart long to break free from the status quo? are you hungry for an AUTHENTIC (there’s my word!) faith that addresses the problems of our world with tangible, even radical, solutions? God is calling you to a passionate love relationship with Himself. Because the answer to religious complacency isn’t working harder at a list of do’s and don’ts–it’s falling in love with God. And once you encounter His love, you will never be the same.
Because when you’re wildly in love with someone, it changes everything.”
This is me — My spirit and heart really resonates with this. I have been speaking this for several years but I feel I haven’t been able to express my heart clearly. I’ve actually been yelled at by some as I’ve tried to express this thought.
Several years ago the LORD gave me Matthew 22:36-40 as my life’s scripture passage. It is so very profound. I have been focusing on it ever since and have not even come close to beginning to comprehend that kind of love for God and for others. Yet Jesus clearly taught this as THE MOST IMPORTANT COMMAND. . .the most important focus of our lives for all eternity.
Even the cover of the book uses a simple diagram of an arrow pointing upward referring to our vertical love for God and an arrow pointing downward representing His radical unconditional love for you and me. I have always made one line with arrows at each end, one pointing up and the other pointing down. Then I would draw a horizontal line crossing the verticle line with arrows on each end of it as well, representing our love for one another. Not surprisingly it forms a cross which represents the greatest symbol of love and sacrifice the world has ever known.
I AM HIS DESIRE! He is the LOVER OF MY SOUL!
This great truth addresses every issue that humanity has ever experienced or ever will experience. Every solution to every problem is ultimately answered and resolved through this greatest of all truths! In this truth we learn and are staggered by WHO GOD IS (the vertricle arrows)and in this truth our GOD reveals our true identity (the horizontal arrows).
We come to understand that simple Sunday School answer really and trully is THE ANSWER — JESUS!!! It’s Jesus! The answer IS JESUS! He is the Answer of answers!
I can’t wait to read this book. I’m certain you will hear more about this soon!
Longing to be most satisfied in Him!
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