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“But God doesn't call us to be comfortable. He calls us to trust Him so completely that we are unafraid to put ourselves in situations where we will be in trouble if He doesn't come through.”
Francis Chan, Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God
“Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don't really matter.”
Francis Chan, Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God
“The irony is that while God doesn’t need us but still wants us, we desperately need God but don’t really want Him most of the time.”
Francis Chan
“God's definition of what matters is pretty straightforward. He measures our lives by how we love.”
Francis Chan, Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God
“It is true that God may have called you to be exactly where you are. But, it is absolutely vital to grasp that he didn’t call you there so you could settle in and live your life in comfort and superficial peace.”
Francis Chan, Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit
“Lukewarm people don't really want to be saved from their sin; they want only to be saved from the penalty of their sin.”
Francis Chan, Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God
“We need to stop giving people excuses not to believe in God. You've probably heard the expression 'I believe in God, just not organized religion'. I don't think people would say that if the church truly lived like we are called to live.”
Francis Chan, Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God
“‎"Do you know that nothing you do in this life will ever matter, unless it is about loving God and loving the people he has made?”
Francis Chan, Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God
tags: god, love
“Has your relationship with God changed the way you live your life?”
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“Lukewarm living and claiming Christ's name simultaneously is utterly disgusting to God.”
Francis Chan, Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God
“I believe He wants us to love others so much that we go to extremes to help them.”
Francis Chan, Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God
“Something is wrong when our lives make sense to unbelievers.”
Francis Chan, Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God
“Christians are like manure: spread them out and they help everything grow better, but keep them in one big pile and they stink horribly.”
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“Can you worship a God who isn't obligated to explain His actions to you? Could it be your arrogance that makes you think God owes you an explanation?”
Francis Chan, Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God
“He wants all or nothing. The thought of a person calling himself a 'Christian' without being a devoted follower of Christ is absurd.”
Francis Chan, Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God
“We never grow closer to God when we just live life. It takes deliberate pursuit and attentiveness.”
Francis Chan, Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God
“When it's hard and you are doubtful, give more.”
Francis Chan, Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God
“Both worry and stress reek of arrogance.”
Francis Chan, Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God
“True faith means holding nothing back. It means putting every hope in God's fidelity to His Promises.”
Francis Chan, Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God
“The core problem isn’t the fact that we’re lukewarm, halfhearted, or stagnant Christians. The crux of it all is why we are this way, and it is because we have an inaccurate view of
God. We see Him as a benevolent Being who is satisfied when people manage to fit Him into their lives in some small way. We forget that God never had an identity crisis. He knows that He’s great and deserves to be the center of our lives.”
Francis Chan
“When I am consumed by my problems-stressed out about my life, my family, and my job-I actually convey the belief that I think the circumstances are more important than God's command to always rejoice.”
Francis Chan, Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God
“The world needs Christians who don't tolerate the complacency of their own lives.”
Francis Chan, Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God
“[Y]ou have to stop loving and pursuing Christ in order to sin. When you are pursuing love, running toward Christ, you do not have opportunity to wonder, *Am I doing this right?* or *Did I serve enough this week?* When you are running toward Christ, you are freed up to serve, love, and give thanks without guilt, worry or fear. As long as you are running, you're safe.”
Francis Chan, Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God
“God is the only being who is good, and the standards are set by Him. Because God hates sin, He has to punish those guilty of sin. Maybe that's not an appealing standard. But to put it bluntly, when you get your own universe, you can make your own standards.”
Francis Chan, Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God
“We don't get to decide who God is.”
Francis Chan, Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God
“Are we in love with God or just His stuff?”
Francis Chan, Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God
“If life were stable, I'd never need God's help.”
Francis Chan, Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God
“True faith manifests itself through our actions.”
Francis Chan, Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God
tags: faith
“We are a culture that relies on technology over community, a society in which spoken and written words are cheap, easy to come by, and excessive. Our culture says anything goes; fear of God is almost unheard of. We are slow to listen, quick to speak, and quick to become angry.”
Francis Chan, Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God
“The point of your life is to point to Him. Whatever you are doing, God wants to be glorified, because this whole thing is His.”
Francis Chan, Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God

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