Sunday, June 22, 2008

God of the second chance

leo and i are reading a good book by greg laurie called "the God of the second chance" ... we've read other books by greg (he's a pastor from california) and have been blessed by his writing ... thought i'd share a paragraph that spoke plainly about the condition of man - and how he/she can view God at times ...


"Why do we run from God? Why do we disregard His plan for our lives? Isn't it amazing that we break God's commandments, ignore His Word, and then - when we begin to reap what we have sown - actually get angry at God about it? In essence, we blame God for a mess that we ourselves have made, a problem of our own design." ...
page 17, The God of the Second Chance


i like his style of writing, it is brisk and no nonsense ... yet he really provides an encouraging view point about God being "the God of the second chance!" ... :o)

just sharing our readings with you this sunday morning ... blessings on you guys!

9 comments:

Flip Flop Floozie said...

Blessings on both of you too!! I like what this author had to say..How we blame God. That is so so silly and really it is childish..Just like a kid to blame someone else..right? Hope your day has been going well. Ours has flown by fast. Stop by and see what our small group bible study did for us today..wow!! We are blessed too. sandy

Mimi said...

sounds like a wonderful book of encouragement...thanks for sharing...
blessings on your Sunday...
Mimi

Cathy said...

A very pretty picture and verse, Saija ~
I have seen Greg Laurie preach, and he is very good.

Jammie J. said...

Thanks for sharing. Hope your Sunday was a continuum of peace, sounds like you got off to a good start. :)

Felisol said...

Dear Saija,
yes, he's my God, the God of second chances. Many, many, many second chances has he granted me.
That's why I'm still here.
From Felisol

Pat said...

Where would I be without that second, third and many more chances that God gives? Where would any of us be?

Fred said...

Thanks for sharing this with us. I hope your week has started off well!

Sita said...

Thank God that He is God..and not any of us...how many of us would already have filled the quota of patience we humans have?
I'll check this out. I just finished reading Ravi Zacharias memoirs...fascinating...resonated deeply with me...hope to do a review on my blog later...blessings..
Sita

Daughter of the King said...

great book quote.
YEARS ago we went to Greg Laurie's church when we lived in So. California, excellant..
Deby