Have y'all seen this video? It pretty much sums up what Matth and I have been talking about, praying about, even maybe a little discussing heatedly, over the past couple weeks.
When did we decide our goal was the American dream? When did we decide that success was measured in a a large savings fund, a well-decorated home, in college and retirement plans?
When did we decide that "safe" was what we wanted to teach our children? That what Jesus says in the Bible doesn't really apply to us in this day and age? That we can trade Jesus's dreams for our American dream? That we can fit His agenda to ours?
Even after a few weeks of talking and praying, we still don't have all the answers. But we do know He's working on our hearts overtime lately.
I think it started with reading Crazy Love by Francis Chan (that guy up there), but Radical by David Platt blew our socks off. We haven't felt the same since. Platt has us up late at night talking, grappling, hemming, and hawing. Go read it!