After having finished David Platt’s convicting book Radical, I knew I had to hold myself accountable to the one-year Radical Experiment he describes at the end of the book. I hope this set of challenges inspires you to also pick up this book and allow it to transform your heart; God is still working in me, and I am so humbled by His patience and care for a sinner like me–but He is so faithful, and it’s baffling. I hope and pray that He can be the change in you, too. I encourage you to hold me accountable to these challenges; and by the end of this year-long experiment, I hope the world will see a radical change in me. 🙂
I, Kimberly Horton, agree with the Radical claim that I can find satisfaction and real service to God only in abandonment to Jesus. So I hereby commit to a one-year experiment of radical living according to the gospel… and to making myself open to the permanent changes God wants to perform in my life as a result of this experiment.
Over the next year…
- I will pray for the entire world.
To make this commitment real in my life, I choose here and now specifically to utilize operationworld.org and pray for their daily featured nation and its specific prayer requests each morning.
- I will read through the entire Word.
To make this commitment real in my life, I choose here and now specifically to use a chronological reading plan and read around 3 chapters every day.
- I will sacrifice my money for a specific purpose.
To make this commitment real in my life, I choose here and now specifically to support the From Kids, For Kids ministry some students at my school have started; they sponsor three children in poverty-stricken countries.
- I will spend time in another context.
To make this commitment real in my life, I choose here and now specifically to go with my church on a week-long missions trip to Nepal to minister to a church there and be with the people.
- I will commit my life to a multiplying community.
To make this commitment real in my life, I choose here and now specifically to do all that I can to be involved in my church (Penang International Church!) by running the sound board, being on the worship team, and potentially helping at the Refugee ministry on Monday nights alongside family friends.