My Book Habit

Good morning holy one,

It’s Monday morning and I’m feeling pretty good.

there is a lot going on in my life right now… If I could sum up my life in one word it would be: Transition.

God made it clear that the new house was only the beginning but I don’t think I realized just how much He was going to change.

All this change has me thinking about the ways I can simplify my life and really focus in on what’s really important.

If you’ve known me for any amount of time you know that I have a love for books.

I’m the type of nerd that always has a stack of 4 books I’m going through on my nightstand… My wife hates it because I never finish a book before buying a new one.

Just look at my book list on Amazon if you want to see how bad I get: http://a.co/3Y7DT8w

During this season of change and complexity, I’m noticing a shift in my desire and right now I want to dig deep into my all-time favorite books and just ignore the others.

Maybe it’s the desire for familiarity, maybe it’s because I know if I could apply half of what they teach I’d be leading the next great reformation…

Either way, it’s time to slow down and really focus in on what’s important.

What is the core of who I want to be?

What is the core of who God has created me to be?

Don’t be surprised when you begin to hear more about F.F. Bosworth, Watchman Nee, Charles Finney, Teresa of Ávila, John Wesley…

It’s time to start digging deep from the cisterns of those spiritual giants who’ve left a legacy that’s lasted generations.

If I want to be a reformer, save my city… change the nation… change the world… well, I’ve got to learn from those who’ve done it before me.

Simplification is the name of the game right now.

What made them great?

What set them apart?

What can I learn from how God used them?

What are their common traits, practices, teachings?

It’s time to dig deep and take advantage of their wisdom.

-Andre

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