Thursday (Book I’m Reading) THOUGHTS
Book I’m Reading: One Thousand Gifts
(All words in BOLD DARK are from the book)
First of all I want to say ….this book is deep. It is poetic and beautifully written. Ann really has written something amazing. I read the first two chapters and stopped to think and decided it was best if I go back and start over. It was new and just as amazing the second time.
That is when I decided that I wanted to write about this book~!
In the first chapter Ann opens our eyes to the world of “NO, GOD!” that we live in. How we live with what she calls …clenched fists. Our hearts in prison to the belief that God isn’t really a good God. Believing the lies of Satan. How we fight against what happens in our lives. Living in distrust of this God we say we serve.
Do we trust Him? I wonder how much do I trust Him…. she really makes you think. She presents the choice to us. …choose to say yes to what He freely gives. Could I live that – the choice to open the hands to freely receive whatever God gives?
Whatever God gives…. ________? (unknown)
People are control freaks in lots of different ways.
I am…I want to know. I want to plan. I want to be prepared.
God in my life …as my life means I am no longer in control and I have to let go. She makes it perfectly clear in this first chapter. You can not help but be rudely and graceful, wonderfully awakened to the distrust that tears holes in our souls.
The controlling, full of anxiety, worrisome, weary, angry, and full of self wants…. soul holes in our lives
But how? How do we choose to allow the holes to become seeing-through-to-God places? To more-God places? How do I give up resentment for gratitude, gnawing anger for spilling joy? Self-focus for God-communion. To fully live….