When you experience even a mediocre connection with God it can get elevated by people around you, but that might not be because your connection is so strong. Maybe it’s because we live in a place when materialism and selfishness are just the norm. Maybe our even slight attempts at reaching out to God are simple not that great but we feel good because of where everyone else it at.
Consider what Francis Chan has to share and don’t look around at others and compare how you’re doing, but take an inward look at the true depth of your spirituality.
A personal note from Francis Chan about his personal experiences trusting God with his finances and in other areas of his life. There’s not much better then letting go and letting God take over and direct every area of your life. For us Americans it is easy to want a safety blanket and hold onto what we have ‘in case of emergency’ but there are emergencies everywhere. Emergency doesn’t mean that it’s only an emergency if it affects you or your family. Take a few minutes to listen to this challenge by Francis Chan and see if it will impact how you view God and money.
How big is your God? How much are you stirred up? This challenge for churches, Christians and everyone to remember that God really is there and that the stories that we heard growing up of what God can do, are still true. They are still real. Don’t let your growing up make you to mature and responsible. Instead, let it all hang out. Let it all go for God. Believe!
Most Christians talk the talk. They know the right words to say and the right clothes to wear. Are you one of them? Many Christians know how to do some of the things that God wants, but how many will really live it? Will you live it?
You have to discover for yourself what your ‘balloon’ is and how you can really live it and prove it. But can you say that you’re willing to try? Willing to step up and make it happen?
Francis Chan gives a great example of the stupidest thing he did in his 16 years of pastoring at a church and it’s a funny story, but he really has a point behind it too.
Francis Chan is challenging Christians to do something with their lives. Too many Christians are living in a way that is just ‘holding on’ and not a beautiful graceful life. With this example of a balance beam, you too can be reminded to step out and do something. Francis Chan did a great job with a visual illustration video.