Wednesday, May 6
Chapter 6: “Go Buy Your Books!” (pg 38)
Quote of the Day:
“I once heard somebody say that God had closed a door on an opportunity they had hoped for. But I’ve always wondered if, when we want to do something that we know is right and good, God places that desire deep in our hearts because He wants it for us and it honors Him. Maybe there are times when we think a door has been closed and, instead of misinterpreting the circumstances, God wants us to kick it down. Or perhaps just sit outside of it long enough until somebody tell us we can come in.” – Love Does by Bob Goff, pgs. 44-45
Habakkuk 2:3 NLT “This vision is for a future time. It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled. If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently, for it will surely take place. It will not be delayed.”
Putting Love into Action:
Bob talks in this chapter about how words can launch us. He reminds us that God made it so that ordinary people (that’s me and you) can launch each other. Be a launcher this week. Find someone in your path that you can speak those words of life and encouragement to, “Go buy your books!” Look for the opportunity to be the dean in someone’s life.
Was there a time when you kicked down a door on something you felt like God put in your heart? What happened? What gave you the strength and perseverance to keep holding on and waiting – even though it seemed like the door was shutting in your face?
Post your comments below for today’s question/discussion. I can’t wait to hear your answers!