Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Manure

My growth group at church just finished reading the book Crazy Love by Francis Chan. If you haven't read this book, you need to go to the closest bookstore and buy it! It's amazing and smacks you in the face with a good dose of honest truth.  It reminds us of what God's Word says, what it really means, and what your life should look like when you are truly obsessed with God.

At the end of the book, Chan says:

"A friend of mine once said that Christians are like manure; spread them out and they help everything grow better, but keep them in one big pile and they stink horribly. Which are you? The kind that reeks, around which people walk a wide swath? Or the kind that trusts God enough to let Him spread you out-whether that means going outside your normal group of Christian friends, increasing your material giving, or using your time to serve others?"


Wow! What a great description. In answering Chan's question honestly, I will have to admit that I'm probably not in a huge pile; however, I'm not as evenly spread out as I could be. I do know where I WANT to be though! I want to trust God and allow Him to spread me out, in whatever way He wants to.

I never thought I'd say this about myself, but I desire to be a pile of extremely spread out manure! :) What about you?

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