Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Summer Book Club

Ok I am a big fan of Francine Rivers' book, Redeeming Love is a required reading for all. However, this summer I am reading her Mark of the Lion Series. Wow! The first one grabbed my heart in a way that I did not expect. The kids and I had been reading about important events in Christian History. The time of Nero and Titus around 70-90 A.D. was fresh in my mind when I began the first book of the series, A Voice in the Wind. The persecution that was happening was extreme and horrifying. We don't have a clue. But it spoke to my heart in a way that renew my confidence that God will hold us and allow us to stand firm to the end. Jesus is the author and perfecter of our faith. And He cannot fail! The work of His hands cannot be destroyed.
Hadassah's character is the embodiment of the desire of my heart. Humilty coupled with fear and dependence on God alone for guidance and strength. Wholehearted devotion to a God that cannot fail and will not let me go. What a no-brainer! But for some reason I get tossed with doubt. I am more convince than ever that time spent with Him like Mary at Jesus' feet is far better and necessary. There will never not be a moment of any day when we don't need Him. He is the requirement!

Summer Time, Sweet!

Oh, how I love the summer. Even with the relaxed schedule and time spent at the beach , pool and vacation, I can find something to worry about. For some reason down time brings me stress. Crazy right? The other day I heard a story on the radio about a ten-year old little girl who read the bible all the way through. Her mother asked her, "What did you learn?" She replied, "God is really, really God!" It brought such a well of emotion to my heart. No need to worry, no need to fear. God is really, really God. With that said, I will enjoy God today and treasure the work He has given me.