Saturday, August 27, 2011

the cross centered life

inspiration: "The Cross Centered Life by C.J. Mahaney

they say "Good things come in small packages"
...but enough about me ;)
i wanted to share a book that i read recently with you.
the copy that i got was a mere 85 pages, but it's full of good stuff!

it's short.
to the point.
and full of one message:

everything we do needs to revolve around the Cross. because everything we do is a product of the Cross.

i'm all about underlining in my books and i'm pretty sure i have something underlined every few pages of this book (although, i think my "most underlined" book still goes to Radical...but i digress).

"Only when we understand God's wrath toward sin can we realize that we need to be saved from it. Only when we hear the very bad news that we're deserving of judgement can we appreciate the very good news that God has provided salvation through His Son."

"If there's anything in life that we should be passionate about, it's the gospel. And I don't mean passionate only about sharing it with others. I mean passionate in thinking about it, dwelling on it, rejoicing in it, allowing it to color the way we look at the world."

mahaney challenges us to really evaluate what is at the center of our lives.
if it's not the gospel and remembering who we are in light of the cross, we need to rearrange some things. we need to be focused on who God is and what the Cross is all about.

it's an amazing book.
read it.
it's 85 pages!

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