I will be slowly but surely reposting/transferring my previous posts from my old blog to this one.  I will be in between doing some new posts as well. Please bear with me.

07/10/11 Post

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Also, prev. posted in my FB notes by Angie Fleener Walthall on Sunday, August 1, 2010 at 8:20pm 

Some additional notes have been added here.

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After reading the book Crazy Love by Francis Chan, my whole idea of the Christian life was turned upside down. I have since then been on a quest to down-size and simplify my life in order to focus on the ONE important thing in my life – obeying God in all things – the rest will find its place.

I haven’t yet had the opportunity to read Forgotten God, also by Francis Chan, but I ran across this quote that really struck a chord with what I desire to be – totally and completely sold out to the God of the Universe.

“Nowhere in Scripture do I see a “balanced life with a little bit of God added in” as an ideal for us to immulate. Yet when I look at our churches, this is exactly what I see: a lot of people who have added Jesus to their lives. People who have, in a sense, asked Him to join them on ‘their’ life journey, to follow ‘them’ wherever… ‘they’ feel they should go, rather than following Him as we are commanded. The God of the universe is not something we can just add to our lives and keep on as we did before. The Spirit who raised Christ from the dead is not someone we can just call on when we want a little extra power in our lives. Jesus Christ did not die in order to follow ‘us’. He died and rose again so that we could forget everything else and follow him to the cross, to true Life.”

– Francis Chan from his book Forgotten God