Saturday, June 14, 2014

Saturday Scripture



I posted more about this Scripture and its work in my life on my Hope and Holiness blog. :)  
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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Restless



Have you ever felt conflicted?  Uncertain about what to do next?  Feeling that there is something more out there, but not sure what exactly it is or how to figure it out?  Have you dreamed of living a life completely released to Christ and running with abandon the path He has planned for you, but aren't sure where to step first?  

I, too, have had some of those same feelings.  I just finished reading this amazing book, Restless, by Jennie Allen and it is a transformational read.  In it, she takes the reader from hearing a soft whisper of what life would look life if we pursued God completely with our lives to digging deep and dreaming about what some of those opportunities might be.  She uses the story of Joseph and its many ups and downs as a backdrop to notice parallels of highs and lows we may face in our own experience.  The book includes wonderful prompts for journaling throughout where you can pause and think through your own passions and challenges and dream of ways God may use them for His glory.  She also encourages thoughtful reflection time in prayer and with trusted mentors to begin to put together the pieces that lead to God’s vision for your life.  Filled with stories of inspiring, faithful witnesses, this book led me on a journey where I was encouraged to notice different moments in my life and how they may be leading me in exciting new pathways for the Lord.  The book also brought conviction to my soul about areas I had neglected and lacked in discipline.  Restless inspired me to think about my life in a new way and is already encouraging me to follow Spirit-led promptings.  I would wholeheartedly encourage you to read this book and pursue God’s leading!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through BookLook Bloggers, but all opinions in the review are entirely my own.