Do you ever read a book in one day? Sure, we used to when we were kids and had the time but it is rare for me any more, outside perhaps a day of air travel, to start and finish a book all in one day. But I did it yesterday, and now...now I am trying to figure out just how my life is going to go from here, because everything's changed.
This short (134 pages) memoir?, novel?, parable? allegory? - lesson - just ripped through me as I ripped through it. Every page had something in it where I wanted to shout, "Yes! Amen!" More than once real tears of recognition and joy came to my eyes. It was so centered on God, Jesus and the Spirit and their ability to change our lives if we simply put our trust in Jesus. After I finished the book my Bible reading last night was so on the spot it was like I had never really gotten any of it before.
I've often joked "Watch out what you ask for, you just may get it", and I think that can be doubly true with prayer. Well, this is proof of that. It was literally the answer to many prayers. I feel overwhelmed with thoughts of "What's next?", but I also know, thanks to the book, that God will take care of that. My job is to trust in Him and He will provide.
Life is good. I am looking forward to the future for the first time in a long time. Praise God!
[Thanks, Tina, for sending me the link. You said you were reluctant to recommend books to people but God must have moved you to push me to read it at just the right time for me yesterday, and by doing so He answered many prayers of mine.]
[Comments are disabled. Not because I don't want to talk about this book - I do. But I don't want people to squat over my enthusiasm and dump on it. I think this is the type of book that would drive a lot of people who haven't read it to be negative about it sight unseen and I just don't want to deal with negativity right now. I am too busy basking. At some point I will either open comments here or more likely post a follow-up with comments open to foster some discussion. But first, go read the book. It won't take you long - I promise...Well, actually, I lied - if it hits you like it did me, it may take you the rest of your life.]