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Recovering Redemption

I’m reading this book by Matt Chandler and Michael Snetzer and it’s amazing! Here are just a few of the quotes I’ve already copied down:

  • “the heart of our problem is the problem of our hearts”
  • “trying to earn God’s pleasure DOES NOT WORK”
  • “as long as you keep looking to yourself as your next best solution, you will never stop vacuuming up the mess you leave behind.”
  • “while the good news of the gospel may not appeal to everyone, the bad news of the gospel still applies to everyone.

I’m sure I will come across many more as I get further into this book. It’s very thought provoking and they do not have any problem being blunt. Toes will be stepped on. Mine already have been.

Verse of the day:

Colossians 3:23 “And whatever you do, do it heartily as to the LORD and not to man!”

I struggle with this because I’m such a people pleaser. I strive to make sure I make others happy. But you know? No matter how hard I try I will NEVER please EVERYONE! And actually, I need to be working to please God and NOT man anyway.