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Trading up [quote]

A quote from the latest book I’m reading through!

Actually, the real game of Bigger and Better that Jesus is playing with us usually isn’t about our money or possessions or even our hopes. It’s about our pride. He asks if we’ll give up that thing we’re so proud of, that thing we believe causes us to matter in the eyes of the world, and give it up to follow Him. He’s asking us, ‘Will you take what you think defines you, leave it behind, and let Me define who you are instead?’

The cool thing about taking Jesus up on His offer is that whatever controls you doesn’t anymore. People who used to be obsessed about becoming famous no longer care whether anybody knows their name. People who used to want power are willing to serve. People who used to chase money freely give it away. People who used to beg others for acceptance are now strong enough to give love.

When we get our security from Christ, we no longer have to look for it in the world, and that’s a pretty good trade.

~Bob Goff, Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World

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A life fully engaged.. [quotation]

Living a life fully engaged and full of whimsy and the kind of things that love does is something most people plan to do, but along the way they just kind of forget.  Their dreams become one of those ‘we’ll go there next time’ deferrals. The sad things is, for many there is no ‘next time’ because passing on the chance to cross over is an overall attitude toward life rather than a single decision.  They need a change of attitude, not more opportunities.

~Bob Goff, Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World

The logic is clear. If a person has grasped the meaning of God’s grace in his heart, he will do justice.  If he doesn’t live justly, then he may say with his lips that he is grateful for God’s grace, but in his heart he is far from him.  If he doesn’t care about the poor, it reveals that at best he doesn’t understand the grace he has experienced, and at worst he has not really encountered the saving mercy of God.  Grace should make you just. ~Tim Keller, Generous Justice: How God’s Grace Makes Us Just