Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Madonna of the Future (not the singer)

Epilogue from Mark Batterson's Wild Goose Chase.

The Madonna of the Future is a story about an artist who devotes her whole life to a single painting. When she dies it is discovered that her canvas is blank.

She never finished because she never started. (163)

What God given dream is collecting dust?

Instead of living by faith, we let our fears dictate our decisions. (164)

Until we come out of whatever cage holds us back, we will live unfruitful and unfufilled lives. (165)

The Wild Goose is eternally evasive. And that is why He is worthy of chasing.

Maybe it's time to stop praying and start acting. If you step out in faith, confirming signs will follow. (167)

God is able to do immeasurably more than all you can ask or imagine. (168)

The hard way is the best way! Quit living as if the will of God is an insurance plan. Dare to dream great things for God. (169)

It's not about you. It's about the One who wants to write His-story through your life. (170)

He died to make us dangerous.

Go after a dream that is destined to fail without divine intervention. (171)

Don't stop making mistakes. Celebrate your failures. (173)

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