BOOK OF THE MONTH
Discover how God works real, liberating Change
when you live from the Inside Out
Stop trying to get it right…
There are two pathways in life- one creates pressure and the other provides freedom.
You maneuver, you do not trust.
You negotiate; you do not worship.
You analyze and interpret to gain control over what happens, you do not depend.
You seen the Better Life of God’s blessings over the Better Hope of God’s presence.
That is the Old Way. The Way of pressure and control. But there is a New Way.
A Way that leads through a life that doesn’t work very well into:
a mysterious certitude that anchors you in storms of doubt,
moments of peace that keep bigger hopes alive when good dreams die,
the terrifying experience of death to self that allows your true self to walk out of the tomb into the light of day.
With the Old Way, the illusion of control brings requirement, requirement creates pressure, and pressure leads to slavery, the slavery of having to figure out life to make it work. Those who hold on to the illusion of control lose the enjoyment of freedom.
In the New Way, the pressure’s off. There is freedom. And you can change.
Revival in the church must begin with revolution in the soul.
– Larry Crabb
…live in freedom, from the inside out.
The great tragedy in modern Christianity is that pools of living water are bubbling in the burning sand of our souls and we don’t know it. If you want a more vital union with God, a richer relationship with others, and a deeper sense of personal wholeness, look inside yourself and discover how God works real liberating change when you live from the inside out.
You must walk a narrow road. You must die to yourself and to your paltry efforts to make life work out the way you want it to. And you must rest in His grace.
Then He lifts your eyes from an inside look into yourself to an upward look where you see the sovereign love story told by the Three Person God of love, a story that you have been invited to join.
May your eyes be directed then to an outward look that sees opportunities all around you to reveal the God whose love has won your heart by living the abundant life that Jesus came to bring into your life.
Only those on the narrow road of the New Way value the blessings of Presence of over the blessings of His presents.
Will you join us as we Live the Larger Story- from the inside out?
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Psalm 51: 10 ESV
Living in the Larger Story | Episode 6 | Finding God
Dr. Larry Crabb is interviewed at the 2018 Convene Conference by Greg Leith
Living in the Larger Story | Episode 7 | God of My Father