A Compelling Life

February 14, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

Picked up The Beautiful Fight by Gary Thomas and he suggest that “one of the best ways to engage our culture is to do the hard work necessary to cooperate fully with God to develop a compelling life. He writes

“What defines a compelling life? Someone who is available to God and regularly experiences God’s fellowship, presence, and empowerment. There are no substitutes, no shortcuts. We are not not compelling; on the contrary, we are sinful, often poor imitations of our Lord. But when God lives through us, shines through us, and overcomes our worst inclinations with his merciful transformation–that’s compelling. People become interested not so much in us but in what’s so different about us. The non-Christian notices the changes as we become more and more like Christ–if indeed we are experiencing more and more of Christ.” 27

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