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July 11, 2014

Some of my favorite quotes from first 5 chapters of Just Do Something by Kevin DeYoung

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Some of my favorite quotes from Just Do Something by Kevin DeYoung

Chapter 1 The Long Road to Nowhere

“Consider this one statistic: In 1960, 77 percent of women and 65 percent of men completed all the major transitions into adulthood by age thirty. These transitions include leaving home, finishing school, becoming financially independent, getting married, and having a child. By 2000, only 46 percent of woman completed these transitions by age thirty, and only 31 percent of men.”

Chapter 2 the Will of God in Christianese

“Seek first the kingdom of God, and then trust that He will take care of our needs, even before we know what they are and where we’re going.”

Chapter 3 Directionally Challenged

“be able to find a great job right out of college in a great location that provides the same standard of living our parents have right now, and involves us in the world’s troubles in a way that would make Bono proud.”

“if you keep busy and work your whole life, you don’t have time to worry about being fulfilled.”

“The church needs lifers and those who can be counted on for the long haul.”

“I wonder if the abundance of opportunities to explore today is doing less to help make well-rounded disciples of Christ and more to help Christians avoid long-term responsibility and have less long-term impact.”

“God’s normal way of operation is not to show this plan to us ahead of time—in retrospect, maybe; in advance, rarely.”

Chapter 4 Our Magic 8-Ball God

“we should spend more time trying to figure out how to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with God (as instructed in Micah 6:8) as a doctor or lawyer and less time worrying about whether God wants us to be a doctor or lawyer.”

Chapter 5 A Better Way

“Jesus doesn’t treat obsession with the future as a personal quirk, but as evidence of little faith (v. 30). Worry and anxiety reflect our hearts’ distrust in the goodness and sovereignty of God.”

“The question God cares about most is not “Where should I live?” but “Do I love the Lord with all my heart, soul, strength, and mind, and do I love my neighbor as myself?” (Luke 10:27) It’s that second question that gets to the heart of God’s will for your life.”

“Being filled with the knowledge of God’s will doesn’t mean getting divine messages about our summer plans and financial investments. It means we bear fruit, grow in our understanding of God, are strengthened with power unto patience, and joyfully give thanks to the Father.”

“God’s will is that you and I get happy and holy in Jesus.”


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