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Tullian Tchividjian Christian Blog and Commentary

The Happiness of Wholehearted Christianity

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  • 2009 Apr 02
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I apologize for being so slow to post new stuff this week. It’s been a very, very busy week. In fact, I told a friend of mine today that I’m still trying to figure out how to properly adjust to the pace of my new life. Anyway, I will do my best to post more frequently in the days ahead.

In the meantime, however, I wanted to re-post this quote from Ray Ortlund that I have read over and over again. Reading this again reminded me that God never uses people who love safety more than sacrifice. The world desperately needs more God-saturated, happy, on-fire, lay-down-your-life followers of Jesus who understand that God plus nothing equals everything and that everything minus God equals nothing:   

There is only one way to live: all-out, go-for-broke, risk-taking, pedal-to-the-metal, ferociously joyful and grateful enthusiasm for the Lord Jesus Christ. Halfway Christianity is the most miserable existence of all. Halfway Christians know enough to feel guilty about themselves but haven’t gone far enough to get happy in Christ. Wholehearted Christianity is very happy.