Sunday, January 21, 2018

A Book Worth Reading


Last night I finished reading The Power of Simple Prayer by Joyce Meyer, and I highly recommend it, even if you have a very satisfying prayer life. I admit to not having read very much on prayer, but I did think this book was excellent. It's an in-depth look at many aspects of prayer and had examples, scripture, and summaries.

This book took me two-and-a-half weeks to read, and that's fairly slow for me. I realized that as I read it, every few pages or so I was moved, or nudged by the Holy Spirit, to pray for something Ms. Meyer was sharing, as it applied to my life. Sometimes I spent several minutes before I turned the page.

One of my favorite chapters (all are very good) was the final chapter on how the devil tries to wear us out, making us tired, stressed, and worse. We need to recognize that what seem like everyday problems can be and are being instigated by the devil. As Joyce Meyer says, we need to pay attention and fight the devil at the onset. 

In the same chapter she tells about types of people the devil will use to wear us down: Felixes, who will sap our energy and determination; Delilahs, who will tempt us to do things we shouldn't; and even Peters, who will try to block us from doing what God would have us do.

I have been feeling a bit worn out, and it totally makes sense that the devil is behind it, at least in part. 

This is a book I've put on my wish list to own someday. I can see turning to it frequently.

In 2017, I "obligated" myself somewhat to posting three times a week. This year I feel the opposite! In other words, I don't think I'll be posting until writing the post doesn't feel like an obligation, but rather feels like a pleasure. So probably not as many posts forthcoming, but please do check back from time to time.

As always, blessings on you and yours,
Bess

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Not Feelin' It


Since I last posted, I simply have not had much of anything to say or share. I think my mind has gone into hibernation for the winter! But I'll be back when my muse wakes up and gives me an idea or two.

(Didn't want my few, but very special and appreciated, readers to wonder about me.)

Meanwhile, I hope you have a cozy and happy winter!


Blessings,
Bess