Quote of the day

“… Dying for something is easy because it is associated with glory. Living for something…. is the hard thing. Living for something extends beyond fashion, glory or recognition. We live for what we believe…”

Donald Miller, Blue Like Jazz, Page 111

Do you live for what you believe? Do you really believe what you live for?

Donald Miller in his book Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality says, “I used to believe it was important to tell people about Jesus, but I never did it. …. if I do not introduce people to Jesus, then I don’t believe Jesus iis an important person. It doesn’t matter what I say.” (Page 110)

He has a stunningly good point there. I believe that it is important for my kids to brush their teeth so I make sure they do so. I believe that it is important to drink 8 cups of water a day so I do (even though I cannot stand the taste of water). I believe that the pedal on the right in a car is the only one that should be used except in extreme circumstances, so it is the only one I use. I believe that everyone needs to hear about Jesus … but I don’t often tell anyone about Him.

So the question is, do I REALLY believe that. I think the answer has to be NO! I know it’s true but I don’t believe it because the truth is, we live what we truly believe.

I need to work on truly believing what i know to be true!

 Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality is an awesome book. You should buy it. That I DO believe!

See my review here.