February 16, 2008

Learning To Chase Lions!

I've been reading a book highly recommended to the whole congregation by one of our pastors! The title of the book is "In A Pit With A Lion On A Snowy Day" (How to Survive and Thrive When Opportunity Roars) by Mark Batterson. All I can say is READ IT! :) It will be well worth your time!
Pete and I are sharing the book.... I don't always share well (books that is!) but so far so good! I actually gave it to him at the laundry mat today so that he could have a turn reading! LOL
Here is an awesome quote to whet your appetite!

"I think there are basically two types of people in the world: complainers and worshippers. And there isn't much circumstantial difference between the two. Complainers will always find something to complain about. Worshippers will always find something to praise God about. They simply have different default settings. Here's a thought: The circumstances you complain about become chains that imprision you and worship is the way out. Worship reframes our problems and refocuses our lives. It helps us get through the bad days by reminding us of how good God is!" pg. 69-70

It is a quick & easy read.... but one that you won't want to read too quickly! It is definately a book to read with a pencil and a notebook near by! :)
The last thought I want to leave you with comes from page 28!

"How you think about God will determine who you become. You aren't just the byproduct of 'nature' and 'nurture'. You are a byproduct of your God-picture. And that internal picture of God determines how you see everything else. A low view of God and a high view of God are the difference between scaredy-cats and lion-chasers. Scaredy cats are filled with fear because their God is so small. Lion chasers know that their best thought about God on their best day falls infinitely short of how great God really is."

Get a copy!! You will be glad you did!

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