Saturday, October 6, 2012

The Shack

Ok, So I know I'm late to the party, in that the book, The Shack by WM. Paul Young was wildly popular several years ago and I'm just now getting around to reading it. Like Eat, Pray, Love, I really felt God speaking to me through this book. Here are a few quotes that spoke to me the most.

"Trust is the fruit of a relationship in which you know you are loved. Because you do not know that I love you, you cannot trust me." ~The Holy Spirit to Mack, pg. 132

"Freedom involves trust and obedience inside a relationship of love." ~The Holy Spirit to Mack, pg. 139

"Women in general will find it difficult to turn from a man and stop demanding that he meet her needs, provide security and protect her identify, and return to me...women turned from us to another relationship" Jesus to Mack, pg 157

"I don't wonder what you will do or what choices you will make. I already know. Let's say that I know it will take you 47 situations adn events before you will actuallly hear me, that is, before you will hear clearly enough to agree with me and change. So when you don't hear me the first time, I'm not frustrated or disappointed, I'm thrilled. Only 46 more times to go." ~Papa to Mack, pg 203

"people are tenacious when it comes to the treasure of their imaginary independence. They hoard and hold their sickness with a firm grip. They find their identity and worth in their brokeness and guard it with every ounce of strength they have. No wonder grace grace has such little attraction. In that sense, you have tried to lock the door of your heart from the inside." Papa to Mack pg 206