The author is the wife of Pastor Greg Laurie who is the senior pastor at Harvest Church. I have watched their online services and they both are amazing speakers if you get a chance watch them.
I love this book , the fact that she wrote it geared towards women and on a biblical perspective is awesome. I go back to it a few times a month or whenever I need encouragement. I have certain favorite pages booked marked. A friend gave it to me years ago & I’ve had it on my dresser next to my bed ever since. It has honestly helped me through a lot of difficult times, & I think it would be a great Christmas gift for any woman! Link below 😊
I really love the whole book, but I wanted to share the chapters that stood out to me and really helped me.
In #24 She speaks of a unfaithful spouse and how that relates to being unfaithful to God. It’s so true we may fool others with our deception, but that God is not convinced. In times like these I do believe that people think their sins go un-noticed to God or that they can just continue to sin & not have consequences. Or that they may have to come clean at some point and repent. Coming clean and confessing is one thing but repenting that is on a whole other level, that is actually putting in the work to not commit that sin again. Yes we are all sinners but do we just say “Oh well” and keep living life and continue making the same mistakes and doing the same un Godly actions? Or do we stand up and make that change to live right and obey God?
#25 She writes about the book of Pslams which are a passionate expression of grief and sorrow. I recommend reading it if you haven’t already. She says we should deal with our emotions by praying them honestly to God , he isn’t easily shocked and he sees your entire life. God knows where you are in life and what is going on. You may be surprised to look at your life and where you are at this moment but God isn’t. She says to set aside a time to pray and be specific to God, & ask him what you need. I think we all are so busy in life but even if its waking up laying for a few minutes before you get out of bed or on your drive to work this is enough time to pray and speak to God and pour it all out .
#49 She talks about remembering the scriptures and letting them speak to us. In Jeremiah 12:5 he was in a tough place…he was lonely, his family had forsaken him, he had been rejected , humiliated , roughed up, and jailed in solitary confinement. I am sure anyone would be complaining just a little in this situation, but Jeremiah let the word of God challenge & strengthen him. Are we doing that when we are going through a hard time? I have a note section in my phone where I do keep verses that stick out to me, so they are ready to open and read when I need a reminder or some encouragement and don’t have my bible.
#68 Says no matter what happens in our lives or in the world , God’s goodness never changes. We need to remember this daily and keep his promises within us. This part of the book is my favorite part 🙏🏼✨
This year has been a tough one so I am hoping this review helps someone & that they go and grab the book. I am so glad a friend gifted this to me. 😊 Let me know if you have read it and what your thoughts are? I have some other books to read on my list. I love reading, but I’ve been so busy that I hardly have the time to get to the books on my list!