Radical

Apart from the Bible, no other book has impacted me the way David Platt’s Radical has. Although I finished reading it a few days ago, I’m still trying to process everything God has shown me regarding the cost of being a disciple, a true follower of Jesus. It’s difficult to express the transformation that has occurred in my heart.

If you haven’t read the book, I challenge you to do so. Ask the Lord how He wants you to respond. I promise that if you approach the message of Radical with an open mind and a willing heart, it just may change the whole direction of your life.

Radical

Radical is not safe.
You can’t exist in a Christian bubble
Or rest in your cozy comfort zone
Or stay inside the box
And be revolutionary
Or fanatical.

Radical is extreme.
You do things differently.
You see differently.

Radical requires letting go.
Your time, talents, possessions, money –
Everything.
You realize you have been equipped
With resources meant to be used for God’s glory.
Nothing you have is truly yours anyway.
It’s all God’s and must be surrendered to Him.

Radical, though sometimes painful, results in great joy.
When you do an about-face,
Embracing this selfless way of life,
Exchanging the worldly for the eternal,
Giving generously instead of looking to receive,
You get a taste of what this life in Christ
Should be…
Every moment
Of every day.

Comments

  1. awesome! I’m on a long waiting list for it at the library. can’t wait to read it. I just finished Christine Caine’s little book, Run to Win. It challenged me to give more as an act of faith.

  2. Thanks for the info on the book! I’m excited to read it!!

  3. picking up my copy today, can’t wait to read!!

  4. Prepare to be challenged. 🙂