Sunday, June 4, 2017

The Great Transformers

Hello everyone,

This week I picked up a book that has been on my bedside table for weeks, just waiting for me to find the time and opportunity to pick it up and read it.  Does that sound familiar to you?  Life just gets so full of pressing, important 'things' to do, that precious little time is left for us to indulge in the luxury of reading for pleasure.

Right now, you may be imagining that novel, or documentary, or whatever reading treasure you have just sitting there, within reach, but not yet opened and read.   The sad reality is, that book, for most of us, could very well be our Bibles.  We know full well how important the Word of God is to our lives, and how it has the power to transform everything about us once we get it's wisdom into our hearts and minds.  But to get the time to really do it justice....

Sadly, the greatest motivator in life is desperation.  We normally wait for things to get so tough or out of control, before we turn to the Word for guidance or help.  For many Christians, it becomes the last resort, more than the constant, trusted companion.  Hey, I'm not judging, I'm the first to admit that desperation is what urged me to up my gain on making spending time in God's Word a priority, and many times, it's what keeps me rooted to its wisdom.

This is the heart of the matter - our confidence in life is in God.  Our hope for life, is in God.  Our source of life, peace, joy, health, wisdom and everything needed to live a fulfilled, satisfied life - is God.  It's not in ourselves or our impressive, busy schedules.  In truth, it's when we come to the end of ourselves that we find God.  Acts 17:28

The book I was referring to in the beginning of my letter is called Women Who Move Mountains, by Sue Detweiler.  It's essentially a book that takes your hand, and leads you to pray effective prayers, with confidence, boldness and grace.  And I am LOVING it!  Go to to find out more.

In her book, Sue Detweiler, likens spending time with God as coming toward the light.  When we need assurance, or direction and feel like we are fumbling around in the dark - prayer and God's Word bring a light to our path so we know which way to go.  
What really grabbed my attention was the parallel I saw between her description of the transforming power of prayer and what I have found about the transforming power of God's Word.  I believe that coupled together, prayer and reading God's Word, become THE most powerful tools available to change our lives from the inside out!  Together, they are what I call, THE GREAT TRANSFORMERS!
Coming to God in prayer and embracing His wisdom in His Word, is what begins the great exchange in our lives.  He replaces our confusion with peace and our fear with faith.   And it's that faith that gives us the authority to speak to the mountains in our lives and see them move.

Until our next letter, why not pick up that Book of powerful, life-giving wisdom and prayerfully mediate on these treasures: Proverbs 3:1-8, Philippians 4:6-7, Roman 12:2, and John 14:21, 23.

Much love,


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