I am reading a book called Radical by David Platt and would like to keep some of the quotes that struck me.
'We pray for the entire world, but we do not pray alone. We pray, "OUR Father in heaven."'
David struggled with questioning whether he was suppose to actually go through the hassle and go to Sudan or if it'd be more effective to just send the 3000 dollars.
Andrew lived in Sudan and told him during his visit ' "A true brother comes to be with you in your time of need. David, you are a true brother. Thank you for coming to be with us."
Tears welled up in my eyes as the reality of the gospel hit home with me in an entirely new way. I was immediately reminded that when God chose to bring salvation to you and me, he did not send gold or silver, cash or check. He sent himself - the Son.'
'If we want to know the glory of God, if we want to experience the beauty of God, if we want to be used by the hand of God, then we must live in the Word of God.'
After talking about being woken up at four in the morning by the church holding a prayer meeting in South Korea... 'We express enthusiasm, emotion, and affection for football and other sports, and it begs the question, what would happen in our culture in the church prayed with such passion? What would happen if Jesus dominated our affections more than the superficial trivialities that garner our attention? What would happen if we spent hours before God praying on behalf of the church, the lost, and the poor around the world?'
Matthew 9. "Why do you think Jesus would look at the crowds around him, with all their deep needs and then turn to his disciples and tell them to pray for themselves? The answer is humbling. When Jesus looked at the harassed and helpless multitudes, apparently his concern was not that the lost would not come to the Father. Instead his concern was that his followers would not go to the lost.'