Tuesday, February 20, 2007

downpour...


I have just begun reading "downpour" by James MacDonald. It is subtitled, "an encounter with God that will soak you with joy". For the next several days, I want to publish what I consider to be the most interesting quotes out of each chapter.


Introduction

"I believe that life is too short to waste time reading or writing books that only entertain. This is a book to change your life" (p1).

"This is a book about personal revival" (p4).

"Revival is renewed interest after a period of indifference or decline" (p5).

"Revival is not long lines of anxious sinners waiting for a turn at the microphone to reveal their most secret sinful something. That's not revival. Revival is not emotional extravagance..." (p5).

"The Bible does not invite us to seek a revival, ask God for a revival, or pray that revival will come" (p5).

"...we don't have control over moves of God that affect entire cities or regions. What we can affect is the experience of 'being revived' personally" (p6).

"Don't attempt to be revived if you have never been 'vived' in the first place" (p.6).

"Revival involves an increased hunger for and delight in God's Word after a difficult season of life" (p7).

"Revival involves a disdain for sin and renewed desire for obedience to God" (p7).

"Revival brings increased commitment to and interest in personal prayer" (p7).

"Revival is: God, gladly at the center of my life, experienced and enjoyed" (p7).

"If enjoying a happening relationship with God were easy, everyone would have one" (p8).

1 comment:

Lee said...

Thanks for the recommendation of this book. I'll look for it today. I'm still in the process of reading Thom Rainer's Simple Church. One book at a time.