As my avid followers already know, my two favorite inspirational authors are Mark Batterson and Erwin MacManus. I’ve read (and re-read) nearly every book they’ve each authored and find myself just as inspired as the first.
Each of them pastor churches in the United States, one on the east coast and one on the west coast. A few months ago, I was honored to attend MacManus’ church, Mosaic, in Hollywood, CA. One day, I hope to attend Batterson’s church in Washington, DC.
On my most recent business trip, just before I left my house at 4 am for my early morning flight, I downloaded Erwin’s book, Chasing Daylight on my Audible App so I could listen during the flight.
Like the other books I’ve read, I found myself with tears welled up on multiple times throughout the flight as his words resonated deep within my soul.
I’ve finished only the first two chapters and had to go back and listen again, this time capturing a few of the nuggets to share. I would actually encourage you to get the book yourself and read it, but will share the nuggets I take away…
“The greatest tragedy is not the sins we commit but the life we fail to live. We cannot follow God in neutral. He has created you for something … He created you to do good. And doing this requires initiative. There is a subtle danger in hiding apathy behind piety. Getting rid of the sin in your life? Great. Now it’s time to do something”. Erwin Raphael MacManus
“What God makes clear is that when we’re committed to seizing His divine moments, He’ll make sure He’ll get us to the right place at the right time. What God can do with a person who’s willing to act is limitless”
“Jesus considered it wicked, the person who leaves his talents unused”
My Lord, and my Savior, I am so completely humbled at Your blessings. I am deeply committed to seizing Your divine moments. I am passionately committed to living a life to do good to honor You. I commit to use every gift and talent You’ve given me for Your glory. I can see so clearly Your hand before me, pouring out blessings to bring the ideas You’ve given to me to fruition. It honestly seems like a dream.