Friday, May 22
Chapter 22: The Puppeteer (pg 145)
Quote of the Day:
“There have been times in my life when I’ve tried to do good and it hasn’t worked out the way I thought it would. I’ve gotten into a lot of mischief and taken chances and have even taken some big risks. In the process, sometimes I’ve let people down or things I’ve done didn’t go well and I’ve taken a rubber band or two to the head. We all have. But after the Puppeteer painting got shot, I realized that God doesn’t think any less of us when things don’t go right. Actually, I think He plans on it. What He doesn’t plan on is us putting a fake version of ourselves out there to take the hit. God is the master artist and made an original version of us, a priceless one that cost everything to create. A version that can’t and won’t be created again.” – Love Does by Bob Goff, pg 149
2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
Putting Love into Action:
Have you been tempted to hide the original you so that you won’t get damaged? Put the REAL you out there this week. See what happens. Sure, you might take a hit. But the REAL you is the one God created for His purpose. Put it out there. Take a risk.
Is there a time when you’ve put the real you out there and taken a risk? What happened? Good or bad, share your experiences of being real with us!
Post your comments below for today’s question/discussion. I can’t wait to hear your answers!