Out Of The Blue: The Unexpected Adventure of Life Interrupted
Author: Greg Murtha
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Greg Murtha's high-achiever life didn't go as planned. Not even close. Cancer interrupted it. And in Greg's words:
That's a good thing because, without cancer, I would never have embraced the joy of following Jesus with reckless abandon or experienced the exhilaration of sensing the promptings of the Holy Spirit. I would never have acted in obedience to what he leads me to do (what he has wired me to do) or joined him in his master plan.
In God's grace, he allowed me to get so sick I had to slow down, abandon my plans, move out of the way, and learn to trust him by just being. Frankly, I would rather enjoy life this way (God's way) if only for a few years, than live for decades wrapped up in my small, timid plans and the insecurities present in that lifestyle.
Without cancer, I would have remained that somber, self-righteous, smug, narrow-minded Christian who turns people off: the Christian who judges instead of loves, clings tightly to the status-quo plan, and thinks he can earn God's approval. The Christian who misses the joy of simply following Jesus the way he intended. You might say, cancer got me out of my performance-based, fearful existence and into the bigger story the grand adventure.
Following Jesus in the unexpected led Greg to life-giving exploits, and he wants the same for you. Because lots of things interrupt our well-planned lives. Out of the Blue will help you embrace interruption as adventure, rather than adversity. It will lead you to the exhilarating bigger story God's story and your unexpected role in it.
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