Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Mark Batterson

Mark Batterson came to our church a few months ago and spoke about his new book "In a pit, with a lion on a snowy day." Long title, good book. He also wrote "Lion Chaser." He recently posted "Lion Chaser's" manifesto on his blog. I need to print it and post it all over my house. Love it...

Quit living as if the purpose of life is to arrive safely at death. Set God-sized goals. Pursue God-ordained passions. Go after a dream that is destined to fail without divine intervention. Keep asking questions. Keep making mistakes. Keep seeking God. Stop pointing out problems and become part of the solution. Stop repeating the past and start creating the future. Stop playing it safe and start taking risks. Expand your horizons. Accumulate experiences. Enjoy the journey. Find every excuse you can to celebrate everything you can. Live like today is the first day and last day of your life. Don't let what's wrong with you keep you from worshiping what's right with God. Burn sinful bridges. Blaze new trails. Criticize by creating. Worry less about what people think and more about what God thinks. Don't try to be who you're not. Be yourself. Laugh at yourself. Quit holding out. Quit holding back. Quit running away.

Amen Mark. I hope this encourages so many people over the next year.

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