Wednesday, February 12, 2014

God Told Me

Life can be, and oftentimes is, difficult. It can be, and oftentimes is confusing. But, our God doesn't leave us on our own to figure out or decipher these difficult and hard times! He gives us His Word and He gives us His direction . . . we just have to know how to listen for God's voice! This new book by Jim Samra helps us understand what God's "voice" sounds like and learn to listen for Him!

God Told Me: Who to Marry, Where to Work, Which Car to Buy...And I'm Pretty Sure I'm Not Crazy 
Author - Jim Samra
Publisher - Baker Books

Favorite Features -
  • In the first part of his book, Jim answers four questions - What is guidance from God? Why listen for guidance from God? How does God speak to us? and How do we distinguish God's voice?
  • The second part of God Told Me focuses on the process of listening to God - preparation for listening, actively listening, lessons learned and telling others
  • I appreciate the Scripture we are walked through as we read the book
  • I also appreciate the "real-life" examples of how God has spoken to Jim and to others
  • Each chapter ends with discussion questions to help you focus on and think through what you read
  • I especially appreciate the challenge to listen for and to know my Shepherd's voice!
God Told Me, gave me much to think about which I had never considered before about listening to God and turning to Him for direction. I know as a parent - and grandparent - I absolutely care what direction my children/grandchildren take in life. Of course I would offer my guidance any time they want it. Why would God, my heavenly Father be any different? Of course He cares what direction I take in life. Of course He cares about the decisions I make. Of course He is more than willing to offer guidance any time I am willing to listen to it. The question is not "if" God will give me guidance, but whether I will listen, or not, and then how can I listen for His guidance.

This book is a "must-read" for teens as they look forward to their lives and all the decisions they will be making. It is a "must-read" for adults as they navigate through all the decisions in life. It just simply is a "must-read". The insight it gives as to how God speaks to us is life-changing! Read God Told Me, and learn to listen for God's voice!

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