I have read hundreds of "Christian books" and love
most of them. There was something special about Pastor Robby Dawkin’s new book Do
What Jesus Did though. New thoughts, new challenges, new explanations.
Robby says that we Christians think we are following Jesus
when we work in the Soup Kitchen, help out in the nursery, prepare a meal for a
sick friend, etc. But he says, "Look at what Jesus DID!" He healed
the sick, He caused the lame to walk, He drove out demons. And Robby shows us
that as Christians we have Christ's power in us to do the same.
We have to take risks to do that though. The woman with the
issue of blood for 12 years came up to Jesus and touched His robe, the centurion
told Jesus He didn't have to even come to his house to heal his servant.
"Just say the word." Jesus told the lame man to pick up his mat and
get up. We can't just ask God to equip us. We need to start! Take the step
forward when you sense His prompting and He'll make you able. Robby stresses
over and over that the people God used in the Bible weren't "special".
They were available!
He does a wonderful job with his practical tips and the
stories he tells about his personal experiences are mesmerizing!
At the end is maybe his most practical advice. He writes, “The
thing is to press in, and to keep pressing in and pressing up. Keep seeking His
presence. Seek His presence when no one’s watching. Let it infect every part of
who you are – in the character choices you make, what you do with your
girlfriend or boyfriend, how you speak to your spouse, the way you treat the
guy at the DMV. Keep on blessing people who disagree with you and attack you.
Trust me, if you think those kinds of challenges will go away the more Kingdom
stuff you do, you couldn’t be more wrong! But it’s so worth it. The joy is
there – the unbelievable privilege of being friends with such a cool God and
being someone He shares His secrets with. It honors Him so much when we keep
pressing in to the things of God.”
Chosen Books sent me a free copy to review and I highly
recommend this book! It's exciting and a joy to read!
Labels: Do What Jesus Did, Robby Dawkins