I am loving my time reading Spirit Rising by Jim Cymbala! This passage I just read leapt off the page:
“Many of us want more of God but not to the point of being ridiculed. Our Western minds think, I will serve the Lord, but I will remain in control as I do it. But whether we like it or not, that’s not how the church began. The church began with Spirit-controlled Christians who yielded themselves to God. That’s radical, yes, but that’s the way the Lord did it.
Oh, how I want that in my life, and in Calvary Assembly of God, and in my city!
If it takes being “unsophisticated” and ridiculed, bring it on, Lord!
I want to be totally Spirit-controlled.
Bring. It. On!