I have been reading the book - Crazy Love - Overwhelmed by a Relentless God by Francis Chan. There are four other ladies that are reading it with me and we get together every other week to discuss what we've read.
The book is really good so far and it has raised some good questions and has given us some good discussions. It has also made me stop and think about my faith and my walk with Christ. One of the questions we pondered this week was whether or not we could be "all in" for God? Could you, would you completely trust in God and follow wherever he lead? If Jesus came up to you and said, "drop everything and come, follow me" could you do as the disciples did and follow? I don't think that many of us could or would. We tend to want to control every aspect of our lives rather than letting God take control and lead. I know I sure like to be the one in control. There are times though when I have let go and let God take the reigns and it is so amazing, but yet I can't do that fully all of the time.
The last chapter that I've read is titled Profile of the Lukewarm. It talks about lukewarm Christians. After reading that chapter I didn't feel all warm and fuzzy - I felt like I wasn't a very good Christian. This chapter gave a ton of scenarios on what it meant to be a lukewarm Christian - I would read one and think to myself - that's not me - I am good. Then the next scenario would come along and I would think - oh man that is me and I wouldn't feel so great anymore. This went on through the entire chapter. So, where does that leave me? Well, I am going to say that I am probably a lukewarm Christian half to most of the time. So, what am I going to do about it? I am going to start to try to be more Christ-like in my words and actions.
If you haven't read this book before I suggest that you start. I look forward to the rest of what God has to teach me through it!