I may be the one person under 40 who read, but wasn’t blown away by Francis Chan’s first book Crazy Love. I don’t know if it was just the place that I was in my life, or that I felt like Erwin McManus had been saying similar things for a long time, but I didn’t really see what all the fuss was about.
But that didn’t stop me from wanting to read his newest book Forgotten God. I am just a few pages in and it is already opening my eyes to a great deal. I keep thinking that if you asked my students they would say that I apparently don’t believe in the Holy Spirit because I don’t ever talk about Him. I talk about the power of God and Jesus in your heart, but that third part of the trinity is saved for theological debates and not real life talk.
So like I said, it has been an eye opener so far. Here are a couple of quotes that jumped out at me.
The World is not moved by love or actions that are of human creation. And the church is not empowered to live differently from any other gathering of people without the Holy Spirit. (Forgotten God p 17)
I want to live so that I am truly submitted to the Spirit’s leading on a daily basis. Christ said it is better for us that the Spirit came, and I want to live like I know that is true. I don’t want to keep crawling when I have the ability to fly. (Forgotten God p 37)