Extravagant Fool – A faith journey that begins where common sense ends
Author Kevin Adams writes about his journey of learning first hand that God’s wisdom and way are not always the path that we’d choose for ourselves.
I first met Kevin on Twitter as the author of Wake Up My Faith Blog and immediate loved his style of writing. Refreshingly honest yet always encouraging.
Discussing what a “Generous God does with his sloppy faith” is something that we can all relate with as we take our daily steps of faith, or stand in fear as we wonder what in the world is God doing.
Kevin had everything and then watched helplessly as everything slowly slipped away from his family. Praying and wondering if they would end up homeless knowing that the only thing they had was their faith in Christ.
This book chronicles their journey of faith, trials and a deeper understanding of the fact that while it might be painful, God’s will is always the best way. Kevin encourages us to look for God and His wisdom in our situations. He encourages us to listen and completely surrender to God’s will, even when we can’t humanly comprehend what good God will bring from it. Kevin encourages us to let go and let God.
I had an opportunity to speak with Kevin several years ago. We discussed technology and how wonderful God is to just use us in this fashion. Even in the midst of his trials, troubles and hardships Kevin was seeking ways to bring God honor and glory.
Feeling like you are alone in wondering where God is sometimes? Feeling like your faith is a sloppy mess? Get Kevin’s book and be encouraged.
I’m thankful God uses us in spite of our messy faith.
You can purchase a copy of The Extravagant Fool here.
You can follow Kevin on Twitter at @wakeupmyfaith
You can get encouragement from their Facebook Page here – https://www.facebook.com/ExtravagantFool
Here is a short video – Everything Begins with Faith https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvSHqDPLGF8
My Favorite Quotes:
- Popular faith requires little more than a nod, while authentic faith requires a willingness to suffer.
- Some call that foolishness, we call it faith. A life of learning to live by
the sound of God’s voice which simply can’t be comprehended by a head full
of common sense.
- Sometimes God allows our own subtle will to become a wilderness, not that we should beg, but that we would tire of laboring for answers and listen instead to the beat of His heart by simply resting against it.
- The God who cannot fail is the same one who lives in us. Victory is assured when we let Him lead.
- In service to others, let us lower our expectations of people and raise them of God
I’m giving away a copy of Extravagant Fool on Friday 10/17. I’m making it really easy to enter. Just leave a note below and thank you.
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