Text in Spanish. God is lavishly, excessively, and outrageously loving in every iota of His infinite being. God is, in a word, extravagant. Its His nature. When we realize just how extravagant and outrageous His love is for us, it unleashes in our hearts and minds an extravagance of devotion that transforms life into an experience previously inconceivable. But thats t all. Our extravagance of devotion prompts further expressions of extravagance from God. This is the extravagance cycle, and it is as real today as it was in 1000 BC for David or in AD 30 for Mary of Bethany. Experience the extravagant cycle for yourself. Recognize how much He loves you. Offer Him your devotion and whatever resources of time, talents, and treasure you have. He'll work miracles and touch others through you in a way that will make you eager to see where the cycle takes you next.
Bryan Jarrett serves as lead pastor of Northplace Church in Sachse, Texas, which is committed to being a laboratory that helps people discover and implement New Testament Christianity. He is an international conference speaker who travels extensively in global missions and compassion work. He and his wife Haley live in the North Dallas area with their three children. Mark Batterson is lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington, DC.