Monday, October 23, 2006

A Word from my Wife

My wife read the following to me from a McManus book:

We have put so much emphasis on avoiding evil that we have become virtually blind to the endless opportunities for doing good. We have defined holiness through what we separate ourselves from rather than what we give ourselves to. I am convinced the great tragedy is not the sins we commit, but the life that we fail to live.

You cannot follow God in neutral.

God has created you to do something. It is not enough to stop the wrong and then be paralyzed when it comes to the right. God created you to do good. And doing this requires initiative.

Erwin Raphael McManus
Chasing Daylight

My wife always encourages me to grow in godliness and do what is right. And she always says it in a gentle a loving way. Those are great qualities to have in a wife.


Anonymous said...

Great book. I read it (formerly as "Seizing Your Divine Moment." It was pivotal in kicking us out of our comfort zone to come to Ct and start a church!

Julia said...

I just finished this book today, and figured you had read it, so I used the search function to see if you had posted about it at all. I really enjoyed it alot!