"Your danger and mine is not that we become criminals, but rather, that we become respectable, decent, commonplace, mediocre Christians. No rewards at the end, no glory--'saved; yet it will be like an escape through fire' (1 Cor. 3:15)!
"The twenty-first century temptations that really sap our spiritual power are the television, banana cream pie, the easy chair, and the credit card. Christian, you will win or lose in those seemingly innocent little moments of decision.
"Pray this with me: 'Lord, make my life a miracle!'"
(Ray/Anne Ortlund, 'Lord, Make My Life a Miracle,' 130-31)