This is a quick read & full of wonderful stories that tell how God provides in big ways and small. You'll find great joy in the stories of those finding the blessings waiting in exchange for their obedience. Strongly recommended. --Amazon
Calls come at all hours and from many voices. A wife phones her husband to say she's expecting. An infant calls from a darkened nursery requesting comfort. An officer rings in the middle of the night asking the husband if he's the father of… Calls, they're the clanging notes of change.
God calls, too, but often His voice is lost among the clatter of our lives. On our good days, when we're smitten with a burst of spiritual fitness, we focus our eyes on the cross, bend our knees in repentance, and strain to hear Him whisper. We catch a verse, a refrain from a hymn, or a line from a sermon and wonder, Is God speaking to me? Then the world turns up the volume. Competing voices call us away and the whisper falls silent.
Later, someone gives us a book, forwards an email, or points us to a web site. We read how others have cast off the golden handcuffs that kept them chained to the idol of money. We hear how they've learned to live the abundant life Jesus promised. Not abundance as in earthly wealth, but abundance of purpose, joy and love. We decide we want to be free because we know, deep down, we were created to live large, bold, and beyond the bounds of the tiny territory we call home.
We're made to make a difference, not a living, so we read and reflect and decide to take a chance on God instead of on lottery tickets, stock market tips and interest-bearing bonds.
We say "yes" to God and step out in faith.
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