Welcome to my first giveaway!!! This is something new that I plan to incorporate into my blog. I hope you are as excited as I am! Sometimes it will be giveaways of products I personally have purchased (like this giveaway!) and want to pass on to you! And sometimes it will be a sponsored giveaway in which I am working with a company! I am looking forward to passing on lots of good stuff to y’all!
Instead of dependence of ourselves, we express radical desperation for the power of the spirit and we trust that Jesus stands ready to give us everything we ask for so that He might make much of our Father in the world. –David Platt
In David Platt’s book Radical, he challenges us to look beyond the American dream and to really live as Christ did, to sacrifice worldly things and truly purse a life that reflects Jesus. He shares stories of people who have done truly radical things like giving away all their income to help others and people who have moved to other countries to devote their lives to helping those in poverty. But it’s not just about doing something big. It’s about changing your heart to truly believing in a mighty and powerful life changing God.
Surrounded by the self-sufficiency of American culture, we can convince ourselves that we have what it takes to achieve something great. Instead of imagining the things we can accomplish, we need to ask God to do what only He can accomplish. –David Platt
David encourages us to TRUST in God and believe that He will lead us to become radical followers of Christ. I personally have asked Him to change my heart because I can’t do it on my own. Our culture is all about me. But as Christians, it isn’t about what I can do. It’s about what He can do.
God has created us to accomplish a radically global, supremely God exalting purpose with our lives. -David Platt
Perhaps you need a heart makeover. Perhaps you’ve been pursuing the American dream, but find that when that pursuit is momentarily met, that you still don’t feel fulfilled. I encourage you to take some time to read Radical. Not only will it mess with your mind, but David will also leave you with a challenge worth taking on.
A challenge to:
Pray for the entire world.
Read through the entire Word.
Sacrifice your money for a specific purpose.
Spend time in another context (mission work).
Commit your life to a multiplying community.
The Radical Experiment website offers some really great resources to help you in these challenges.
This book reminds us that there is a world filled with those who don’t know Christ, a world filled with those who have never heard of Him. We are called to be a servant to those people as Christ served us. And in doing so, it will change us.
When we take responsibility for helping others grow in Christ, it automatically takes our own relationship with Christ to a new level. –David Platt
Are you ready to be changed?
If Jesus is who he said he is, and if his promises are as rewarding as the Bible claims they are, then we may discover that satisfaction in our lives and success in the church are not found in what our culture deems most important, but in radical abandonment to Jesus. –David Platt
One lucky reader is going to win a copy of Radical!!! I want to pass my copy on to you!
To enter, you must leave a comment in the comments section of this post telling me if you are ready to take back your faith from the American dream! The other options will give you bonus entries. 🙂
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I will announce the winner on my blog and twitter on Monday, May 6th and the winner will need to email me at Crayonmarkandtigerstripes@gmail.com Good luck!!!