Romans 12:1-2

So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you. Romans 12:1-2

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

As Silver Refined

As Silver Refined, by Kay Arthur, is a must read for anyone who has ever been disappointed. That would be everyone, right? Arthur encourages us boldly and Biblically to turn disappointment into “His appointment” (notice the change of the “d” to “h” AND the space).

This book is not a light read and at times I felt bogged down in repetition. At one time I even said that this book was not for a new believer or one that didn’t intellectually reason well. However, that is silly for me to limit God! He can use this book to help anyone. It is not self-help, but every chapter draws the disappointed to Scripture and to the One who heals instead of leaving them spiraling into despair.

I read As Silver Refined with highlighter in hand and prayerfully. Now, I will return to the nuggets and digest the words more deeply as I use the companion Bible study that is included. There were three chapters on meekness and I believe it’s the best writing that I’ve ever read on the subject.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

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