Seeking the Light of God’s Comforter – When Challenges Dim Our View (A Review)

I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever - John 14:16

My friend, Lynn has a beautiful new book out. Oh, it's simply stunning. As soon as it arrived, I knew I would be sharing it with you! Lynn is a fellow writer at Rest Ministries. She uses her long battle with chronic illness as a way to share the hope of Jesus with folks. And she does that in a really talented and beautiful way, through her writing and her photography.

I cannot fully explain what receiving this book in the mail did for my soul. It came the day before Brian lost his job a few weeks ago, and it has been a LIFELINE to me.

The full-page, full-color photos are just gorgeous, like Lynn's spirit is... you'll see what I mean as soon as you open it up for yourself. The photos were taken by Lynn through many years, and she shares the details of each one.

And the words... her words... have been such a comfort for all of us, my whole family, as we've read a devotional each day together. Each devotional seems to be the Lord speaking right into our lives through this difficult time. We appreciate the special scripture reflection and prayer time these devotionals invoke.

I can't think of a sweeter gift to give than this book would be. It makes a perfect keepsake. Leave it out on the table for guests to ooh and ahh over! This book comes in soft-cover, hard-cover and e-book versions!

Here is a rundown of the 8.5 x 11 book's contents (also reflected in the E-Book version):
60 devotional texts, each accompanied by a full page color photo that images the message in the text;
Book Resource section with over 100 titles!
Photo Credit section sharing the location and year each photo was taken;
Study Guide for Personal Reflection or Group Study, each text having its own follow up questions.

You can connect with Lynn on her blog, HERE.
You can order this beautiful book on the publisher's site, HERE
or on Amazon, HERE.

 

Heavenly Father, Thank You for Lynn. Thank You for calling her to write this book, which will touch so many lives. Thank You for her friendship. Bless her, Lord. In Your Name We Pray, Amen...


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Surrender… A Printable Prayer

While Jesus was here on earth, he offered prayers and pleadings, with a loud cry and tears, to the one who could rescue him from death. And God heard his prayers because of his deep reverence for God.
- Hebrews 5:7

One True God
I come to you today with so much on my plate. So much on my heart and mind.
I've tried, Father, to wrestle this out on my own, I really have.
Please forgive me for not coming to You, first and only.
Lord I know that Your ways are not burdensome. Your yoke is easy, your burden is light.
I come to You now to find rest for my soul. Water that will make me never thirst again. Light that will chase away every hint of shadow.

Please, God, accept my full surrender.
I surrender my body to You. Every ache and pain, every inch and jiggle.
I surrender my family to You. Who else could love and care for them as You do? Not even I, as much as I love them.
I surrender my ministry to You. It's Your ministry, after all... Your seed, Your kingdom.
I surrender my finances to You. I seek You first, and trust You to provide.
I surrender my relationships to You, God. Please soften my willful heart and help me to forgive. Mend wounds, and restore fractures. Help us to draw closer to each other as we draw closer to You.

I surrender my past to You. You know every heartache, every shame. You have nailed them all to the cross. Thank God.
I surrender my present to you. Take my fears and bathe them in the glory of Your truth and Your presence.
I surrender my future to You, God. Whether it be fifty years or fifty seconds, I want only for it to belong to You.

As I close this prayer, Father, I feel the peace that only surrender to You can bring. Thank You for this peace. And for Your Son.
In His Name, Amen...

Please click the image below
for a printable of this prayer.


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