Heart Wide Open (Table Talk, Week 8/8)

A Special Phone Tree Heart-to-Heart Discussion Series

Heart Wide Open – Trading Mundane Faith for an Exuberant Life with Jesus: (My Top 5 Quotes from the Final Chapter of this Book):

“If all we have with the Lord is a history based on the memory of when we first believed, we may as well be friendly strangers. We won’t recognize His touch or hear His voice.”

18373194“Run hard after Jesus today, tomorrow,  and the day after that, and you can discover the delights of an increasingly close relationship with Him.”

“…our Creator, Redeemer, and Intimate Friend…lives and breathes, and He won’t fit in any compartment of our lives, regardless of how large a place we give Him or how nice and organized we keep our shrine. He isn’t meant to be a part of our lives; He is our life.”

“To never finish seeking God is to live the greatest adventure this life offers.”

“God doesn’t want to be the Great Spectator of our lives. He desires to live life with us, in us, and through us…”

Table Talk: Having a heart that is wide open requires much of the one who earnestly desires it. It requires a willingness to be open, a willingness to be taught, a willingness to be admonished, a willingness to be wooed, and a willingness to be transformed. It is a journey and an ongoing adventure that calls for truth, examination, and surrender on every level. It – a heart wide open – is about Christ more than it is about self. It is about Him having full access to the life of His disciple and ultimately full reign over his or her being.

Table Talk Discussion…The Final Question:

Are you willing and ready to trade your mundane, tedious, boring faith for an exuberant, vivacious and lively life with Jesus?

Prayer: LORD, we want You more than we want ourselves! In fact, we just want You. Teach us to appreciate the more. To crave the more. To find ourselves in the more. In the name of the Savior, Jesus who is the eternal Christ. Amen.

To Read an Excerpt From This Book and To Order Your Copy: Heart Wide Open – Trading Mundane Faith for an Exuberant Life with Jesus by Shellie Rushing Tomlinson

To connect with the author, visit Shellie Rushing Tomlinson.

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