Words to Live By in 2013

December 30, 2012




This is a post from Mark Batterson. Mark is the pastor at National Community Church in D.C. and a best selling author. The Lion Chaser’s Manifesto that is adapted from In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day. This is a great reminder for how we each should live in 2013!

“Quit living as if the purpose of life is to arrive safely at death. Set God-sized goals. Pursue God-ordained passions. Go after a dream that is destined to fail without divine intervention. Keep asking questions. Keep making mistakes. Keep seeking God. Stop pointing out problems and become part of the solution. Stop repeating the past and start creating the future. Stop playing it safe and start taking risks. Expand your horizons. Accumulate experiences. Enjoy the journey. Find every excuse you can to celebrate everything you can. Live like today is the first day and last day of your life. Don’t let what’s wrong with you keep you from worshiping what’s right with God. Burn sinful bridges. Blaze new trails. Criticize by creating. Worry less about what people think and more about what God thinks. Don’t try to be who you’re not. Be yourself. Laugh at yourself. Don’t let fear dictate your decisions. Take a flying leap of faith. Chase the lion!”

Happy New Year,

Pastor VG


  1. Darrell Jordan says: December 30, 2012

    Great book. I need to re-read it for this coming year.

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