[servolution] introduction: we can’t let this one get away

Written by Dan King

Christ-follower. husband. father. author of the unlikely missionary: from pew-warmer to poverty-fighter. co-author of activist faith: from him and for him. school of ministry and missions instructor. president of fistbump media, llc.

June 18, 2009

When we see value in something, we will pursue it with everything that we have.

fishingI know that there are jobs that I’ve really wanted, so I’ve done almost whatever it takes to get that job. When I wanted to buy something that I thought that was really cool, I’ve learned to save money like nobody’s business. I’ve seen friends (old partying buddies of mine) who chase after God with everything they have once they realize the value of the salvation that they’ve received.

In the introduction of his new book Servolution, Dino Rizzo tells the story of how he was determined to not let his wife-to-be get away. Basically he saw how valuable she was to him so he did whatever it took to make sure that he got a ring on her finger. Dino uses this illustration to show us how God feels about every single one of us…

The heart of God Almighty sees the people in our homes, in our cities, in the cubicles next to us, and down the street. He values them as prizes He is unwilling to go without, and He looks intently into our hearts and says, “Let’s do whatever it takes — no matter the cost. We can’t let them get away!”

God wants to draw every person on the face of this earth close to Him! And for those of us who are already following Him, He invites us to be a part of this exciting work!

Dude! How cool is that?!

The most creative being in the universe wants us to be a part of drawing people closer to Him?! Are you kidding me? He actually trusts us to try to be the connection with people that makes them say, “Hey, that Jesus Dude is alright with me!”

What an amazing, and rewarding work that we get to be a part of!

This book is about an exciting journey…   One that moves people right into the arms of their Savior! And as we dive into this group blogging project, we will hear from an incredible lineup of people as they share their thoughts chapter by chapter through that very journey.

It is my prayer that you not only be blessed by this conversation, but also that you would be changed. I challenge you to follow through with the ideas that you are about to read here. Don’t let this be just another interesting article that you’ve read, but something that stirs your heart. In fact, I challenge you to be the conversation, and not just observe it. Let this conversation help you to see the lost of this world the way that God sees them, and that you would place the same value on their lives that He does. And when you do, I pray that He takes you on an amazing journey not only with His people, but also with Him!

Amen.

8 Comments

  1. BibleDude

    Thanks! Regarding the book… I've been hearing lots of great things from the readers/reviewers so far! I hope that the experience blesses you as much as I know that it has blessed many others…

    Dealing with the site issues has been a pain, but I am close to having the real, long-term solution in place now. The new site will be AWESOME!

    Thanks dude! I can't wait to see what you've put together!

    Reply
  2. Paul B.

    Hey Dan, thanks for the intro.

    Glad to see your site is back up. It's like giving birth, I know, but this is one very classy theme you've switched to!

    I got the book the other day – thanks again – and have read my chapter, written a draft and begun the book itself. I hope to be able to stay abreast with my reading so that I can offer some interchange as the reviews are posted.

    bb,
    Paul

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  3. BibleDude

    Thanks! Regarding the book… I've been hearing lots of great things from the readers/reviewers so far! I hope that the experience blesses you as much as I know that it has blessed many others…

    Dealing with the site issues has been a pain, but I am close to having the real, long-term solution in place now. The new site will be AWESOME!

    Thanks dude! I can't wait to see what you've put together!

    Reply
  4. Paul B.

    Hey Dan, thanks for the intro.Glad to see your site is back up. It's like giving birth, I know, but this is one very classy theme you've switched to!I got the book the other day – thanks again – and have read my chapter, written a draft and begun the book itself. I hope to be able to stay abreast with my reading so that I can offer some interchange as the reviews are posted.bb,Paul

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  5. Paul B.

    Hey Dan, thanks for the intro.

    Glad to see your site is back up. It's like giving birth, I know, but this is one very classy theme you've switched to!

    I got the book the other day – thanks again – and have read my chapter, written a draft and begun the book itself. I hope to be able to stay abreast with my reading so that I can offer some interchange as the reviews are posted.

    bb,
    Paul

    Reply
  6. Paul B.

    Hey Dan, thanks for the intro.

    Glad to see your site is back up. It's like giving birth, I know, but this is one very classy theme you've switched to!

    I got the book the other day – thanks again – and have read my chapter, written a draft and begun the book itself. I hope to be able to stay abreast with my reading so that I can offer some interchange as the reviews are posted.

    bb,
    Paul

    Reply
  7. BibleDude

    Thanks! Regarding the book… I've been hearing lots of great things from the readers/reviewers so far! I hope that the experience blesses you as much as I know that it has blessed many others…Dealing with the site issues has been a pain, but I am close to having the real, long-term solution in place now. The new site will be AWESOME!Thanks dude! I can't wait to see what you've put together!

    Reply
  8. BibleDude

    Thanks! Regarding the book… I've been hearing lots of great things from the readers/reviewers so far! I hope that the experience blesses you as much as I know that it has blessed many others…

    Dealing with the site issues has been a pain, but I am close to having the real, long-term solution in place now. The new site will be AWESOME!

    Thanks dude! I can't wait to see what you've put together!

    Reply

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