Don’t miss this: leadership that mimics Jesus will not be normal. It will be neither expected, nor in most cases, preferred. It will be disruptive and anomolous, and it will demand one’s body and soul, fortune, reputation, and all the other small gods that keep our lives safe and satisfied.
Tell me again that I am strong. Tell me again that I won’t fall. I need You here to fix me where I’m wrong. Take me beyond what I can see. Break me. Make me believe. You have made me all I need to be.
Fireflight—“All I Need To Be”
God became man to turn creatures into sons: not simply to produce better men of the old kind but to produce a new kind of man.
C.S. Lewis—Mere Christianity
I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world.
I believe that God is raising up an army of lovers to lead a revolution. A revolution where ordinary people do extraordinary things through the leading of the Holy Spirit as we recognize that no man is the head of the Church—only Christ.
As we read the Gospels, we find Jesus’ message pulling him more and more in conflict with the religious and political leaders of his day. He’s threatening their power. THIS IS WHAT LOVE DOES, it threatens the empires of power and control and wealth and manipulation.
When we turn Christianity into a series of doctrines or a set of rules, we are robbing people of an authentic communion with God Himself, and offering them another self-made religion that doesn’t mean anything.
Marshall Northcutt—inspired by Tony & Felicity Dale in their book, The Rabbit And The Elephant
And if our God is for us, then who could ever stop us. And if our God is with us, then what can stand against…
Chris Tomlin—Our God
We are “partakers in the divine nature.” Do you realize what that means??? We’re not just flesh and bone or meaningless matter anymore. We have the very presence of God inside us. So let’s stop using excuses for our addictions, saying well we’re just human. You are not JUST human anymore…you are a new creation…partakers in the DIVINE NATURE!!!
Marshall Northcutt—from 2 Peter 1
When I fed the hungry, they called me a saint. When I asked why people are hungry, they called me a communist.