Friday, August 19, 2016

Closer than Close

 

Good morning Folks ~ Today’s post is a book review on the book ‘Closer than Close ~ Awakening to the Freedom of Your Union with Christ’, by Dave Hickman. I was given a complimentray book to review from Tyndale House Publishers.

This subject is dear to my heart, especially since my husband left his earthly home for his heavenly one 3 3/4 years ago. Jesus has been my strength and sees me through each day. I want to continually grow closer to Him. The title of this book is what prompted me to read and review it. I was not disappointed and it was a blessing to me.

I will post a couple of quotes that spoke to me and I hope will speak to your hearts as well, wheting your appetite for a closer relationship with Jesus/God.

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“God loves everyone 100 percent.  How could he not? As an infinite God he has an infinite capacity of love, allowing him to give 100 percent of his affection and 200 percent of his attention to every single person on the planet every single second of every single day! This means that right now as you read these words, God’s complete and utter focus is on you.”

“All spiritual grow begins with having the faith to simply be with the Father, as the beloved, without doing a single thing.  It is in this posture that we begin to grow naturally.”

“We cannot attain the presence of God because we’re already in the presence of God.  What’s absent is awareness. Little do we realize that God is maintaining us in existence with every breath we take.  As we take another it means that God is choosing us now and now and now.” (From the book Everything Belongs, by Richard Rohr.)

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We are God’s creation, each unique and loved by God. 

May you feel His love, peace, joy, strength and healing

flowing through and surrounding each of you.

Love, hugs & prayers ~ FlowerLady

 

2 comments:

Jeri Landers said...

Lorraine, I've been looking for a book like this. I'll look it up, I always like to know more about the author before I purchase a book on faith or Christianity.

Rebecca said...

I thought I'd left a comment on this post but see that I didn't. Mostly I wrote about how important a service like this company provides is! And I think it is a field that will grow as more and more people join folks like me into retirement and old age! I can imagine it's difficult to concentrate on other things as you wait to hear from them.

As usual, your flower are gorgeous!