If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat has ratings John Ortberg invites you to consider the incredible potential that awaits you. “Failure does not shape you; the way you respond to failure shapes you.” ― John Ortberg Jr., If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat. If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat is a book written by John Ortberg that uses the New Testament account of Jesus walking.
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I will need ideas, strength, and creativity beyond my own resources to do what God asks of me. Mar waater, Katie rated it really liked it. May 28, Mac rated it it was amazing.
If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat Quotes by John Ortberg
John OrtbergStephen Sorenson Limited preview – However, they are also good for personal reflection as well. Jesus is still looking for people who love and trust Him enough waer step out of the boat. There is something inside you that wants to walk on the water — to leave the comfort of routine existence and abandon yourself to the high adventure of following God.
Ortberg has a great writing style, blending comedy with authentic teaching, that pulls you in as a reader! We are called to live in waater reality of His kingdom and to have Christ formed in us.
This means ogtberg to be a follower of Jesus you must renounce comfort as the ultimate value of your life. Especially if, like me, like feels like it’s squeezing in on you and you need to be reminded that you CAN do great things despite the circumstances. As a crucial part of your calling, you were given certain gifts, talents, longings, and desires.
How did God respond to his fears? Far too many of us have put our faith in a casual Christianity that never compels us to leave our comfort zones.
Who Deserves the Credit? This is probably the best book I’ve read this year.
I loved this book! Jul 12, Lisa Pietsch rated it it was amazing.
John Ortberg invites you to consider the incredible potential that It is challenging all of us to look carefully at our faith! I finished the book in 5 days, I enjoyed it so much. However, the chapter about “seeing the wind” and learning about failure management — and learning from failure itself — really made me see that there is no point in worrying about it.
If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat Quotes
Hardcoverpages. It’s quick, clearly written, and rooted in truth to provide excellent encouragement! Overall, I thought this was a great book! What did David realize about finding security in God waer than in things? Especially because imbuing the players with bad attitudes and negative responses seems to diminish some of the reverence or honor we should give to these characters. It is the alternative to boredom and stagnation. I’m currently teaching this book at our church and it’s going waterr and we are just now getting into chapter 2: We are not called just to work for God.
God has an inextinguishable habit of asking people to do things that are scary to them. What has failure done for you?
This is the kind of book that helps you look at yourself and your walk in life with a different perspective. A good small group resource, we’re doing it in our group at the moment. Failure is not an event, johhn rather a judgment about an event.
He’s not telling us not to fear while shaking His finger at us, rather He is telling us that to tell us to trust Him in the midst of the scariest times of our lives, that He is there and that it is when we are most afraid that we can cling to Him the most. We are called to work with God [another way to say this is that we are called of God to work in us and through waater as we yield to His Holy Spirit].
Our Ladies Bible study has just started studying this book and so far love it! They will have to take the first step.