I started the year by checking some of the free audiobooks I accumated by subscribing at Christian Audio. I want to listen to something. If I’m enjoying podcasts over Spotify these audiobooks will fill my time with spiritual stuff. So I started with a biography from a prominent Christian and secular rapper, Lecrae.
So here’s some quotes from that bio book, Unashamed by Lecrae Moore. If you like these quotes please get the book in either physical, e-book or audiobook.
“If you live for people’s acceptance, you’ll die from their rejection.”
“If you are a politician, you don’t have a “secular” job. If you are a computer programmer, you don’t have a “secular” job. The term secular is defined as an attitude, activity, or thing that has no religious or spiritual basis. But there is nothing on the planet that God isn’t ruling over. Everything a believer touches and uses in a way that honors God is, in a sense, no longer “secular.”
“Success is not what I’ve done compared with what others have done. Success is what I’ve done compared with what God has called me to do.”
“But before God could change me, He needed to mature me. And before God could mature me, He needed to move me.”
“There is no such thing as Christian rap and secular rap. Only people can become Christians. Music can’t accept Jesus into its heart. So I am not trying to make Christian music or secular music. I’m just making music. Hip-hop, like all music, is a good thing. I could use it for evil by filling it with violence and misogyny and profanity. Or I can use it to glorify God.”
“A person can be removed from slavery in an instant, but it takes a lifetime for slavery to be removed from a person.”
“Two thousand years ago, the apostle John wrote, “For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world.”17 Not much has changed in two millennia. Achieving what the world calls “success” has taught me that these are still three of the world’s main temptations.”
“Even though He knew all my mistakes, God still died for me. I don’t even like God, and God loves me. Despite everything, God bought me at a price.”