Beautiful Outlaw Chapter 17: Letting His life fill yours.mp3
Excerpt from Participant’s Guide:
If you were to choose one word to describe the movement of Jesus through his three
stunning years of public action, what word would it be?
The word I choose to describe Jesus is life. Pure, lush, exuberant Life. Life that proves to be unquenchable, unstoppable, indestructible. Now for a wonder of wonders—not only do you get Jesus, you get to live his life.
There seem to be two basic reactions when sincere folks encounter the beautiful, scandalous life of Jesus: I can’t possibly do that, or, I want to try to live like him.
Which do you gravitate toward? Why that particular reaction?
By the way, this is the point of encountering those things in your life you cannot handle—you are
forced to turn to Christ.
Did you really think you could be kind for the rest of your life without the inner help of Jesus? One day of kindness is a miracle. What about forgiving? Generous? Honest?
Did you really think you could overcome your lifelong strongholds without some sort of Lazarus-like breakthrough?
It simply isn’t going to happen—not without the life of Jesus in you.
What quality of life do you possess? Is it a life you’ve created and maintained or is it his life?
What transformations do you long for?
Jesus , invade my life. Cleanse this temple. Produce your Cana in me. I give my humanity to you, to be restoredby your humanity. I give my life to you to live your life.