Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Summary Experiencing the Spirit:
Serve God as never before
The first Christians “turned the world upside down” (Acts 17:6) shaking the gates of hell even in the face of severe persecution. The result: People all around “were filled with wonder and amazement” (Acts 3:10).What can give Christians today the same impact?
God’s Holy Spirit is ready to answer that for us in an awesome way, as Henry Blackaby and his son Mel Blackaby make clear in Experiencing the Spirit. You’ll see how the proof of the Spirit’s presence is our awareness of God’s personal assignments for us, plus our supernatural enablement to carry out those assignments. You’ll find essential clarification on the difference between natural talents and spiritual gifts. You’ll explore the dynamics of being filled with the Spirit through intimate relationship with Him, committed obedience, and radical departure from sin.
Instead of considering what you can do for God with your abilities and talents, you’ll be encouraged here to seek what God wants to do through you supernaturally by His Spirit, empowering you beyond your personal competence and capacities. Release the Holy Spirit’s work at the very core of your experience of the Christian life.
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This book is one that requires some time to get through. It's not an easy read, but it's a good read. So, take the time and find out what God wants to do through you!
Monday, April 6, 2009
The Treasure Principle by Randy Alcorn is a 120 page book that guides the reader to “Unlocking the Secret Joy of Giving.” Alcorn outlines six Treasure Principle Keys that will help anyone understand the joy of giving as outlined in God’s Word. It’s an easy read and ends with thirty-one specific questions to seriously ask God about how one should give and allow Him to guide each individual.
I love that this book uses Scriptures to show what God expects and what he promises in regards to giving. I also enjoyed reading the different quotes and anecdotes from “real” people who have decided to make a difference with the money God has entrusted to them. What I found most interesting was the quotes of people who had PLENTY of money and how that affected them and impacted their lives. You would think those people would be happy, but to the contrary!!
This book is worth a read. It will challenge you. It will encourage you. You will want to pass it on and share it with others!!
I have one copy to give away to one of my readers. So, if you are interested in receiving this little book, leave me a comment and let me know you want to be included in the drawing!! The drawing will take place on April 14th, so sign up now.