Wednesday, December 10, 2008

what distracts us from God [+] Wednesday E-devotion

"There is an epidemic of spiritual amnesia going around, and none of us is immune.  No matter how many fascinating details we learn about god's creation, no matter how many pictures we see of His galaxies, and no matter how many sunsets we watch, we still forget.

"Most of us know that we are supposed to love and fear god; that we are supposed to read our Bibles and pray so that we can get to know Him better; that we are supposed to worship Him with our lives.  Bit actually living is out is challenging.

"It confuses us when loving God is hard.  Shouldn't it be easy to love a God so wonderful?  When we love God because we feel we should love Him, instead of genuinely loving out of our true selves, we have forgotten who God really is.  Our amnesia is flaring up again.

"It may sound 'un-Christian' to say that on some mornings I don't feel like loving God, or I just forget to.  But I do.  In our world, where hundreds of things distract us from God, we have to intentionally and consistently remind ourselves of Him."

--- Frances Chan Crazy Love page 27

This book and these thoughts continue to rock me and my world.  I cannot wait to share this Sunday at The Community Fellowship the second message in our Love More ... Expect Less. series.  It is gonna be good!

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