Sunday, March 25, 2012

Will you feed your faith or your fears?

There comes a time when your faith and trust meet up against your doubts and fears. It is at that time you decide who you will become. There is a choice to be made. Will you feed your faith or feed your fears? Which table will you choose to sit at?

At one table God has laid out countless promises in His word. The buffet of blessings is abundant but this table requires an understanding of adoption. You can't come in as a guest, but rather you must pull up a chair as a son. To fully experience the unlimited possibilities available at this table you must come in faith, trusting the one who has called you to pull up a chair. He is inviting you to feast, not to merely be a bystander watching others get fed.

At the other table is comfort and a false feeling of safety. This table is surrounded by the familiar. There may not be much selection, but at least you know what to expect. At this table you don't have to wonder if you will be welcome because it is one you have encamped around for years. The pull attached to the table carries the weight of a ball and chain. You will be fed at this table but from a position of lack and striving. This table will always leave you wanting more.

Why spend another moment hungry at the wrong table? The buffet has been spread out for you at the table of  promises and blessings. Why don't you pull up a chair? Feed your faith and starve your fears until they no longer have the power to limit you.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Free to Be Amazing!

I love books and most of all I love books that have the ability to edify, encourage, and equip! This weekend I had the opportuity to read and review You're Already Amazing by Holley Gerth.

From the first chapter I was embraced by Holley’s gift for connecting with her reader. She gently takes you by the hand and moves you past your doubts into the wide open space of God’s grace. With heartfelt vulnerability, she shows how although broken we are wanted, needed, and amazing.

Holley’s skills as a counselor are evident in the wonderful way she uses charts, lists, and grafts to help make her points stick with the reader. The going deeper study section in the back of the book is wonderful for personal or group study.  Every time I picked up You’re Already Amazing, it was like sitting down for my own personal counseling session with Holley.

This book was a great compliment to other books I have recently read from Revell on strengthening and encouraging women to live fully. You’re Already Amazing is an excellent addition to any woman’s library and one women's small groups should consider.

Join Holley as she and the InCourage Book Club team discusses her book online as a community starting March 26th. Click Here to learn more.