Thursday, September 23, 2010

Sun Stand Still by Steven Furtick

I thought this might be just another of those books encouraging you to believe God for ... well, for whatever it is you want from God.  But Furtick is on to something here.
We U. S. Christians frequently have mundane and mediocre Christian lives.  Furtick says, "... if you're not daring to believe God for the impossible, you're sleeping through some of the best parts of your life."  (6)  He encourages us to step out, learn to believe God for the impossible, pray with audacious faith, and act boldly.  He reminds us that our confidence is not in our own ability but God's.  The vision one has should never be limited by who we are or what we think we can do.  "The impossible vision God wants to accomplish in your life is tailored just for you."  (80)  But remember, it is not about us.  It's about what God can do through us!
The way to grow in faith is to be in the Word, speaking it.  He's provided biblical confessions for the reader.  He encourages us to pray.  "Prayer is the arena where our faith meets God's abilities."  (130) 
Furtick is honest.  He tackles the issue when the sun sets instead of standing still, when the impossible remains impossible.
Furtick won't let you get away with reading this book just for information.  He wants impartation.  He wants the concepts in this book to go down deep and change your life.
The world is waiting.  What is the impossible thing God wants to do through you?

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