Friday, September 6, 2013

Altar Ego...

You are NOT who you think you are. In fact, according to bestselling author Craig Groeschel in Altar Ego, you need to take your idea of your own identity, lay it down on the altar, and sacrifice it. Give it to God. Offer it up. Why? Because you are who GOD says you are. And until you've sacrificed your broken concept of your identity, you won't become who you are meant to be. When we place our false labels and self-deception on the altar of God's truth, we discover who we really are as his sons and daughters. Instead of an outward-driven, approval-based ego, we learn to live with an 'altar' ego, God's vision of who we are becoming. Discover how to trade in your broken ego and unleash your altar ego to become a living sacrifice. Once we know our true identity and are growing in our Christ-like character, then we can behave accordingly, with bold behavior, bold prayers, bold words, and bold obedience. Altar Ego reveals who God says you are, and then calls you to live up to it.

In Oklahoma we enjoyed going to Life Church (lifechurch.tv) from time to time (should of gone more) and even now that we have moved Matt and I enjoy watching the messages online. In all my life in church there hasn't been anyone who was able to deliver such a relatable message on living a Christian life. Craig is amazing. Sometimes at work when I am feeling down I like to listen to a message with my headphones on while I work. About a month ago I came across the series Altar Ego, based on Craig's latest book.....and it spoke to me. This series covered our need for approval, our need for control (me?), the labels we have and give others and how we should live our life beyond our own egos. And ego doesn't mean "you think so high of yourself" in regards to this message, it goes beyond that.
I bought the book above from Amazon which I also love, the perfect companion. When I am feeling down at work or facing certain work situations I will listen to one of the 4 messages again. I really recommend you listening to this series (and all of them) and this book is the perfect companion! You can listen/watch this series HERE!

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