A few years ago I joined a Bible study with a few good friends and one great leader. I jumped in sort of in the middle, but quickly shed my outsider coat and was immediately part of the family. A few girls left, a few girls joined, but the bond still held. These good friends became best friends, and that great leader went from a beautiful stranger to a part-time therapist to a best friend as well.
After reading through the gospels last year (aloud btw), we weren’t exactly sure what to study/how we were going to top an experience like that. Meg (the great leader/beautiful stranger/bff) threw out the idea of a David Platt book, Follow Me. I’ve read parts of his book Radical, and was honestly a little nervous about what this book, with a serious command in the title, might entail. Meg had warned us that this book would challenge and, more importantly, convict us.
It has. Only in the 4th chapter, I have been forced to look at my insides and outs, the little things and the big things, and everywhere in between. Conviction is hard, but it’s good. So good.
This quote is easier to read and say you understand it, than to actually live by it. But what a great reminder. Simple, yet powerful, and completely filled with truth.
Print it off (8×10), make it your desktop/phone background, or just look at it. A little helpful and happy reminder. If you’re interested in reading this book, you should check it out here, on Givington’s. With every purchase, they donate to a cause of your choice. Read more about Givington’s and their story here.