Welcome to the RADICAL READ-ALONG!!
Is it really here?! Really?? Truly??
Yes! Yes it is! The Radical Read-Along is HERE! Today! Right now! Hooray!!
(I would love to assure you that I’ll calm down as the weeks go by, but I can’t really make that kind of promise.)
We’re not going to do Mr. Linky today (where you can enter a link to your own blog post for all of us to click on). We’ll start that next week with Chapter 1.
I’ve been praying a lot about this awesome opportunity (and I know so many of you have been too–thank you!), and I’d like to take a second to pray for us one more time before we get started.
Lord, thank you. I’m blown away that we have the privilege and opportunity to use technology like this. That we get to come together from all corners of the globe and read the same book and share what we’ve learned and learn from others. Thank you for David Platt. Thank you for inspiring him to write this book that points us right back to Jesus Christ–what he said, what he did, what his earthly ministry looked like, how he wants us to live. Help us to remember that we humans are imperfect, but your Word is perfect and true. Show us what you want from us, fill us with your Spirit, and give us courage to go against the flow and truly surrender everything to you. We love you. We need you. Help us to make this all about you and your glory. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Here are some things we’d like to know about YOU today!
1. Your name. (full name, first name, nickname, pseudonym, whatever)
2. Where you are. (city/state, just state, country, general location, exact GPS coordinates, whatever)
3. A one-sentence bio. (again, as little or as much as you’d like to share)
4. How you knew God wanted you to read this book and/or what you’re hoping will happen as a result of reading it.
5. Any fears, concerns, or other emotions you’re feeling about the next 10 weeks.
Some of you are already feeling completely overwhelmed with these 5 “questions.” Don’t be. If you want to say, “Hi, I’m Emily from Columbus, OH and I like to take pictures and Marla twisted my arm to get me to read this book,” and be done with it, that’s perfectly cool.
If you want to write paragraphs and paragraphs, also cool. (Although if you want people to actually read what you write, I’d keep it on the short-and-sweet side. Like I have room to talk.)
And don’t forget to check out our Facebook Page for some fun tidbits throughout the day.
**Your Assignment for Tuesday, September 14: Read Chapter 1.** (if you want to write a blog post for the chapter–totally optional–post it on 9/14, then come here to leave a link for it)
Take it away, friends! I can’t wait to meet you!!