Esther 4:14b

"...and who knows whether you have not attained royalty for such a time as this."

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

From My (Digital) Bookshelf

A little while ago I found a code for a free download of this book:

I Will Carry You: The Sacred Dance of Grief and Joy

If you haven't ever read Angie's blog, do yourself a favor and set aside a few hours and start at the beginning. It's a heartbreaking, but amazing story.

I read her story about a year ago, but when I started reading this book at 5 weeks pregnant, it brought a whole new meaning to her story. I'm just a little bit into it, but something that really struck me so far is this passage (click on it to view larger if necessary):

I don't know about you, but many times when I bring my requests before the Lord, I like to tell provide him a list of the acceptable solutions instead of just stating the problem and waiting to see what solution he provides. After all, his solution is always going to be better or more amazing than what we could think of ourselves (i.e. not just healing someone, but raising them from the dead or turning water into wine).

Right now I have many "problems" to bring before the Lord such as not enough money to pay all our bills and a dear friend battling terminal bone cancer. My challenge to myself as I pray over these things is to not provide God a list of solutions, but rather to present him the "problem" and wait to see how He will provide. After all, He ALWAYS provides.

1 comment:

  1. Brie, I am also in the middle of reading Angie's book! I think she is such an amazing writer and I feel like the Holy Spirit is leading her words.
    You are right. God ALWAYS provides exactly what we need, at just the right time. What a wonderful feeling, knowing that!


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