“Don’t you see how impossible it is that anyone should ever take your place? Don’t you see that you have a place in the world – a place that is yours because God put you in it, just as truly as He put the mountains, the seas, the stars in their places? And don’t you see why you must feel that you have a right to your own life-place, and that you must hold it, no matter what others say, or do, or think, because of its great value to God and to the world?”
Harold Bell Wright – “The Calling Of Dan Matthews”
Mark Batterson, pastor of National Community Church in Washington, DC wrote a book called In A Pit With A Lion On A Snowy Day. It’s an amazing book and definitely worth a read. Here is what he calls the “Lion Chasers Manifesto”:
Quit living as if the purpose of life is to arrive safely at death. Grab life by the mane. Set God-sized goals. Pursue God-ordained passions. Go after a dream that is destined to fail without divine intervention. Keep asking questions. Keep making mistakes. Keep seeking God. Stop pointing out problems and become part of the solution. Stop repeating the past and start creating the future. Stop playing it safe and start taking risks. Expand your horizons. Accumulate experiences. Consider the lilies. Enjoy the journey. Find every excuse you can to celebrate everything you can. Live like today is the first day and last day of your life. Don’t let what’s wrong with you keep you from worshipping what’s right with God. Burn sinful bridges. Blaze a new trail. Criticize by creating. Worry less about what people think and more about what God thinks. Don’t try to be who you’re not. Be yourself. Laugh at yourself. Quit holding out. Quit holding back. Quit running away.
Chase the lion.
Awesome stuff. If you don’t have the book, I would definitely recommend you pick it up. Here are a couple places that you can get it online.
Best meteor description ever? You decide:
“My friend and I witnessed a tremendous bright light, in the western sky. For a second the object lit the Cedar Valley sky like it was day. Then a brilliant streak of light followed. It was like a slow moving lighting, similar to an enormous magnesium flare. This lasted for several seconds. My friend Bryan and I were talking about it for about six minutes, when we heard a deep explosion that could be heard inside the car. We opened the door and could still hear the low frequency thud pulsating. We could feel the vibrations of the ground. Which was the cause of great concern for the safety of people. It looked like it struck the desert out by Dugway, but I am sure it was much further away because speed travels at 761 miles per hour at sea level. We didn’t have an exact time. But somewhere between 76 miles and 150 miles away. Probably hit Nevada. I hope no one was hurt that would be terrible.”
Stan, Cedar Valley