“Simply put, the very essence of our sin nature causes us to want to do things our way–not God’s way or anybody else’s way. . . . But think about the ultimate outcome of that approach to life. Any society that would function according to that principle would quickly descend into chaos because humans have a sin nature.” Jimmy Evans~
What we see happening around us is exactly the world that Jimmy Evans points to in his book, I Am David: 10 Lessons in Greatness from Israel’s Most Famous King.
Large segments of America have fallen into chaos, and we wonder how we can–if we can, turn it around.
Certainly, if America is to turn around, this turning away from chaos must begin in the Church.
And Jimmy Evans leads us to a place we can begin.
Evans invites us into the struggle. But the way to first incite change is for each of us to look into the story of King David–the man after God’s heart.
David killed a giant, spent years eluding an enemy who wanted to kill him, became king, sinned, repented, and dealt with the aftermath of sin and his failings as a father.
My favorite part of the book is when Evans discusses the shortcomings of David’s upbringing and how his failure to deal with the pain of his past led to agony later in life.
We, just like David, carry the wounds of our past. Those wounds affect our relationships, our desires, our thoughts and fears, and how susceptible we are to addiction and other sins.
This book is suitable for individuals and groups and contains a study guide and leader guide.
We turn America from chaos to God one person at a time. And the turning begins with each one of us.