So many statements to expound on! Loved 2nd sentence p. 30 .... and what about last sentence p. 31? But the most resonating word for me was convicting, and held me to my promise of vulnerability and transparency as I author this weblog.
Last line, p. 33: "Could it be your arrogance that makes you think God owes you an explanation?"
Ouch! While I wince at the thought of being arrogant, I cannot deny the times my life has been an "if/then" experiment with God.
'If you open this door, I'll praise you for it'.
'If you give me revelation, I'll honor you with it.'
'If you show me my destiny, I'll worship you in it.'
Granted, my motives may be pure - but I am still asking for explanations from a God who owes me nothing. As the video on www.crazylovebook.com declares, He is far greater than my teeny-tiny mind can comprehend. Yet I often request explanations in my prayer life instead of simply asking Him, how can I honor you with my life today?
Your turn - Ch 1, pgs. 25-38 - what moved you most?