The Imperfect Disciple: Grace For People Who Can’t Get Their Act Together | Jared Wilson

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2018: Book #7

As badly as I’d like you to believe I have my stuff together…I don’t.
I’m pretty much a wreck.
My heart is torn.
I love me more than Him.
I judge myself by my prayer life, devotional life, and my status among people.
I’m a failure due to my waist size. I don’t fit in anyone’s world of normal…literally.
I forget the good news from Jesus, but for some reason I can’t forget the number of times I have failed.
I also can’t forget all the negative comments I’ve heard my entire life. Why can’t I forget them?

I just finished Jared Wilson’s book “The Imperfect Disciple: Grace for People Who Can’t Get Their Act Together.”

Wow…it was like a drinking from a mountain spring on a hot summer day!

I needed this book. My heart needed this book. I needed to be reminded that He has enough grace to go deep and get me all the way to heaven.

What did this book teach me?

Lighten up. Be myself. Live in grace. Stop trying to earn favor from God by pursuing perfection. Ain’t ever gonna happen.

I also turn 50 in six weeks—that’s been plaguing me on several levels.
He has grace to get me to heaven.
I could go on, but I’ll end there.

Buy this book.
Read it.
Read it twice.

Thankful I’m more than my worst fears.
I’m a child of God redeemed by Jesus.
Thankful for a wife who constantly tells me, “Baby, Jesus is enough.” Love ya peas.

Lord, thank you for grace.
Thank you for loving me.
Thank you for accepting me.
Amen.

That’s book #7 for 2018.
45 more to hit the goal of 52.

Remember, all leaders are readers.
If you want to be a better leader…be a reader.
#52in2018

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