Sun Stand Still. It’s more than just a book. It’s a movement. Steven Furtick, the author, is 30 years old and pastors a church that he planted that is only 4-5 years old and has thousands of members. Incredible. God’s done incredible things in and through him and the people in his church.
After reading this book, you can see why God has done something so unique there. Steven’s prayer and hope is that through reading this book, that what is going on through his church won’t just be an anomaly, but something happening all over the planet, as people dare to have audacious faith and believe God for the impossible.
This book is a must read. It will enable you to dream God sized dreams for your life, enable you to dream again, enable you to step out in faith, and empower you to go after the vision God’s put in your heart.
Some highlights from the book:
- I’ll take that further: if you’re not daring to believe God for the impossible, you’re sleeping through some of the best parts of your Christian life.
- if the size of your vision for your life isn’t intimidating to you, there’s a good chance it’s insulting to God.
- does the brand of faith you live by produce the kinds of results in your life that you read about in the biblical stories of men and women of faith?
- The story God has scripted for your life isn’t inferior to Joshua’s—or anyone else’s.
- If we have the audacity to ask, God has the ability to perform.
- God gives people the exact experiences he wants them to have in order to shape the specific destiny he’s designed for them.
- I despaired at the thought that my life might slip by without seeing God show himself mightily on our behalf.
- When you examine the lives of people who are called to do great things for God, regardless of their age, you’ll usually notice three things: They offer God a long list of excuses. God doesn’t seem surprised. God doesn’t change his mind.
- “I’m not raising my kids to survive the world. I’m raising them to change it.”
- before God can do an impossible work in your world, you need to let him do a deep work in your heart.
- sometimes God has to let your dream die so that his vision for you can come alive.
- Live a life that can be explained only by the existence of a God who is infinitely great.
- If all God wanted to do was get right to the happy ending, you’d be in heaven by now. If his only intention were to make your dreams come true, he’d snap his fingers and your vision would appear out of thin air. But that’s not all God wants. And deep down, it’s not really all you want either. You want to learn to walk by faith, not by sight. And you can’t learn that without walking through periods of complete darkness. The apprehension and gut-level fear you’ll feel in these stages may make you turn back and pursue something safer.