Title: At the Feet of Jesus
Author: Joanna Weaver www.becominghis.com
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
As we approach the year 2013, most people are beginning to anticipate the holidays, celebrations or maybe really glad 2012 is over. I have experienced both the joy of looking forward to a new year for several reasons, and glad that we are nearing the end of 2012. We all have perhaps high hopes and expectations as January 1st approaches. Usually by the end of a year, there are some who are glad to see what lays ahead without any sadness at seeing time pass. Are you someone who contemplates another New Year’s Resolution or are you one who avoids making one?
I don’t know where New Year Resolutions started or even why because it seems like we set ourselves up for failure when we break it shortly after making it. So for the few years I haven’t made any resolutions, I make a daily resolution. I take one step at a time, one day at a time. My overall goal is like Paul’s, to run my race well, finish it and not quit. How do you view your faith? When you hear the word “devotions” what do you feel, think or do?
Perhaps as we look at coming to the end of 2012 and the beginning of 2013, maybe we need a change of perspective or a change of heart? Joanna Weaver encourages women to choose time with the Lord over other demands we feel before we even get out of bed. Her devotional is inviting us to learn to sit at the feet of Jesus and listen to Him before we go charging out to do our tasks. Each day’s devotion gives us a segment from one of her other books, then a portion of Scripture to read with a question or idea at the end. Included at the back of the book is a Bible reading plan for a year, along with ideas for how to get more from studying the Word.
Regardless of what daily profession women have, there is a God who is calling us to Himself. We might have to learn how to surrender those minutes to Him before doing life, but the choice is ours. God knows us better than we know ourselves; He knows every part of our life. We can choose to let Him love on us, lead us, guide us, care for us, and more each day or not. There is so much more to be gained than humans can ever understand.
One reason we might avoid sitting down with the Lord, is because we see Him in our mind’s eye standing there ready to condemn us. What if He is sitting there, longing to hear your heart’s cry, your daily concerns and then gives you what you need most, Himself? Could it be that we don’t make time alone with the Lord because we feel like failures and assume He sees us that way too? Instead, see Him sitting on a chair or sofa, with His arms open and inviting you to hear what He wants to say or show you. Listen to his invitation to come, leave your troubles with Him and His Spirit will renew you as you go from your time with Him with a lighter heart.
At the Feet of Jesus is a tool that will encourage you to read the Bible, hear what He is saying and express your heart to Him. Grab your Bible, pen, notebook, and the devotional. Make time to do the one thing you really desire to do, sit at the feet of Jesus.
My rating is 5 stars.
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