Anything I write or produce is born out of something that first ministered to me. And this study is no different. If you are like me, you benefit from something that has Scripture written out for you rather than one that has you looking it up on your own. I fully admit to my laziness and desire to take shortcuts. If I am only given a Scripture reference, nine times out of ten I won't take the time to look it up. So I have always included the Scripture right in my books when it was integral to a point I was trying to make. Because surely I'm not the only lazy reader who is constantly tempted to take short cuts when reading.
Another thing I like to do is interact with what I'm reading. I must have a pen in my hand, and I must have a place to write out little notes. I don't write a lot, and I have never been good at journaling. But I do like to highlight, star things, and write little notes to remind myself of what stood out to me. So in the last few books I've published, I've left room for Reflections at regular intervals.
Finally, I don't like to be overwhelmed when reading. I write short books because I can only read short books. I can read only as much as I can process.
Putting those needs together resulted in booklets that are short and concise. They consist of four weeks of meditations, five days per week. All of the Scripture is written out with room for reflections on the opposite page.
The first one is on the steadfast love of God.
From the back cover:
Shame and self-condemnation keep many believers locked in painful places, unable to look into the mirror spiritually for fear of being undone by their sins and failures. We need to face our sin and failures head on, but before we can, we need to first know the steadfast love of our Father in heaven that equips us to look at such sin and failure without them defining who we are or how God relates to us. If this struggle sounds familiar, come on this simple four week journey through God’s Word concerning His steadfast love for His children, a love that never gives up and never fails.The second one is for those waiting and enduring a long season of trial or suffering.
From the back cover:
Few believers need to be talked into wanting God's kingdom to come and His will to be done on earth. Instead, much of our struggle in life is tied to the fact that we are still waiting to see all things reconciled to Him. We may be waiting for physical healing. We may long for spiritual healing for a loved one who has walked away from the faith. We may be waiting on reconciliation with another believer or justice for one who has been sinned against and forgotten. These all reflect godly longings. They remind us that God created us for something better. Yet, He calls us to persevere as we wait to see His redemption of all things to Himself. If you find yourself in a season of waiting on the Lord, come on this four week journey through Scripture and hear God's Word to you on persevering in faith.If you are interested in a free download or in buying a hard copy, here are two links to get you started.
The Steadfast Love of God
Waiting and Enduring