"Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed."

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Goals & Final Challenge

Final notes from Wild Goose Chase . . .

"You won't accomplish any of the goals you do not set." (pg. 160)

"We need to dream God-sized dreams . . . not because we need to make a name for ourselves -- selfish goals always result in shallow victories. We need to dream God-sized dreams because they're the only things that will drive us to our knees and keep us living in absolute dependence upon God the way we were designed to." (pg. 160)

Mark encourages us to set goals. Remember the Bible says where there is no vision, the people perish. Mark reminds us that Jesus was a goal setter. In fact, His God-sized goal was huge: "'Go into all the world and proclaim the Good News to everyone, everywhere.'" (pg. 161)

In the final part Mark asks, "You've been comfortable long enough, haven't you? Isn't it time to come out of the cage?" And follows this with this reminder:

"And remember, ultimately it's not about you. It's about the One who wants to write His-story through your life. A world in desperate need can't do without what you will bring when you become part of something that is bigger than you and more important than you: the cause of Christ in this generation. The stakes could not be higher. And like the first-century disciples, we have the opportunity to turn the world upside down." (pg. 170)

Finished the book. Wow, who knew I could write so many posts about one book with fewer than 200 pages? :-)

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