Such a powerful now word unpacked so well by Kris Volloton. I cannot begin to put into words how much this encouraged me to walk bravely and boldly into what God is calling me to do. This book is filled with hope and really helped to reassure me in confirmation that I'm hearing from the Lord well. I got a free chapter sent to me from his blog and that one chapter encouraged me so much I was compelled to read the entire book!
Here is a paragraph for you:
" I have decided to think for myself. I am not rebellious or independent, nor do I want to reinvent the wheel, so to speak. But I will not let Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Piers Morgan, Ed Schultz, Bill O'Reilly, or anyone else for that matter, think for me. It is not that I don't appreciate other people's opinions, I really do learn a lot from others. It's just that I'm no one else's puppet. I have been commanded to arise and shine, not arise and reflect ( IS 60:1) I have been called to be a voice not an echo..........I will not settle for becoming a cheap imitation of another instead of an original of myself..... On the other hand it is not my desire to become a maverick or a heretic who exchanges the solid foundation of time tested truth for the test tube of isolation. I will therefore allow the Holy Spirit to lead me, guide me , and correct me. I will submit to true leadership and remain moldable, teachable, humble. I will love passionately, live zealously, work wholeheartedly, laugh joyfully, and be completely spent at the end of my life. I will walk powerfully, pray unceasingly, give extravagantly and serve God with my whole being.
Just try to walk away without being stirred up, encouraged, and empowered with great revelation about how to flood your world with God's transforming power.