January 14, 2013
Where God Finds You
40 Biblical stories are brought to life through this unique devotional, 'Where God finds You' by Anita Higman.
If you love reading fiction, Scripture or reflections on a story, you will really enjoy this book.
Each devotional is broken up into four sections. First a fictional telling of the story, secondly the full Scripture the story is found in, thirdly a reflection for today and finally some thought-provoking questions to think about.
I was really moved by these stories, which Anita's writing brought a fresh perspective to.
Stories like Eve's fall from grace, Jonathan and David's devote friendship, God's promise to Hagar to make her grieving son a great nation, Daniel's encounter with a king who saw writing on the wall, Mary Magdalene meeting the risen Savior on the road and Stephen's experience of seeing heaven and Jesus at the right hand of God, just before he was stoned to death.
I especially enjoyed Anita's personal reflections in this devotional. I could relate to so many of them and others gave me something new to think about.
Anita ends her book with a personal note. Sharing some of the struggles and storms she was facing while writing this book. She then says:
"I pray this devotional book gives you new hope in riding out those storms. As you walk alongside the ancient Bible characters, as you see their travails, their profound humanness, and their inextinguishable love for God, my desire is that by observing their trials, you would gain fresh insight into your own, and that these stories would infuse you with calm, stir you with change, and bring you the peace that only Christ can give."
I believe God produces beautiful things out of the struggles and heartaches of those who love Him. This book is one of those things.
"The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, Because the LORD has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound;
To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, And the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn,
To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified." Isaiah 61:1-3
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