I am currently in the middle of reading this book as part of my Quiet time in the morning but what I have already learned has been great. I am so glad to have found this book at my favorite bookstore (Goodwill!). I had heard of the author and when I saw it on the shelf I decided it was worth getting and reading(I'm very glad I did). I would encourage anyone to get a copy and read it. It had great reminders and helpful information.
It is broken down into six sections:
~ The Priority of a Devotional life
~ The Purpose of a Devotional life
~ The Pattern of a Devotional life
~ The Problems of a Devotional life
~ The Practice of a Devotional life
~ The Product of a Devotional life
(Maybe it's just my OCD thing but don't you love it when it's alliterated!)
It also features some "Personal Reflections" by Elisabeth Elliott, Joni Eareckson Tada and a few others.
Here is what the back cover says:
The God of the universe created us for fellowship with Himself! We realize this and even long for that sweet intimacy with God, but it often seems so out of reach. Yet even in the busyness of daily life, we hear those whispers calling us, drawing us to sit at Jesus' feet.
Nancy Leigh DeMoss demystifies the process of coming to know God intimately. In "A place of Quiet Rest" Nancy shares from her heart and life how a daily devotional time can forever change your relationship with Jesus. She addresses the common frustrations and pitfalls that most of us encounter in our devotional life, and makes practical suggestions for overcoming them. Nancy gives us the encouragement - and tools - to seek after God for a lifetime.
This is definitely a book worth having in your library! This was one of may favorite lines so far:
"But even in that moment of shameful separation in the garden[the garden of Eden after sin entered], there was hope, as God the Eternal Lover took the initiative to restore the estranged couple to fellowship. By means of a sacrifice, He tenderly, lovingly clothed them in the skins of animals and set in motion the events whereby man might ultimately be reunited with Him. And all the time, God never stopped loving, never stopped communicating, never stopped seeking, never stopped initiating. Just as He never stops loving and seeking you and me."
To me personally that was an amazing thought! What a wonderful, loving God I serve.
I am just an ordinary girl who is loved by an extraordinary God and I seek to love others the same way. I love to bake, read, do puzzles, watch Hallmark movies, and go shopping with my mom! This blog was created as a place where I could share some thoughts that the Lord has shown me and to be an encouragement to others who desire to know Him in a deeper way. My prayer is to learn to sit still and trust God with my future.
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