Wednesday, January 22, 2014

I Will Be Found by You

I Will Be Found by You: Reconnecting with the Living God-The Key That Unlocks Everything Important

I Will Be Found By You is proof that the size of a book doesn't determine how profound its impact will be. For anyone like me who tends to think of serious books as being lengthy, please don't overlook this slight volume.

This book is about the God that wants to be found, and the people whom He has called to seek Him.
This seeking is at once sacred and simple.... sacred because this is God Himself we are approaching, simple because we may all speak to Him.

It is difficult to be so human and yet a child of God at the same time.
We fall, we fail, we flounder.
We knock, and when a door opens sometimes we are afraid to step inside.
We try to discern what the meanings are and where God is leading us, but sometimes all we know is that we don't know yet.
Sometimes we come out of a dry period with a clear lesson to hang onto.
Sometimes it isn't that easy to pin down a lesson or a reason.
The only thing that may comfort a seeker who's in the darkness is the promise that no life experience is wasted. God is with you and working in you in everything. He promised it is so.

The idea of seeking God can so quickly turn into a checklist of things to do, and although those things are very valuable, they aren't ends unto themselves.
Devotional time is a time to get to Know Somebody.
It's so easy to forget that there is a Real, Living, Loving Person who misses us and wants to hear from us. He wants to hear cares, prayers, praises, songs, outpourings of whatever. Prayer is pouring our your heart like water before the Lord, and knowing that He hears.

"I am seeking for more than just knowledge. I am seeking the heart of God."
~Francis Frangipane.

Thank you to The Booketeria for my review copy.

Francis FrangipaneFrancis Frangipane is a Christian evangelical minister and author. He is the founding pastor of River of Life Ministries in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States. In 2002, he also launched an international, online school called In Christ's Image Training (ICIT). This training lays a foundation of truth based on four principal themes: Christlikeness, humility, prayer and unity. ICIT has students in over seventy nations. 

Additionally, over the past decades, Frangipane has served on a number of other ministry boards. However, in recent years he has gradually resigned from these various boards. As of June 2009, he has also retired from his position as senior pastor of River of Life Ministries. In this more simplified life, Frangipane is devoting himself to prayer and the ministry of God's word.

Francis Frangipane has an active partnership with the Mission America Coalition, consisting of leaders from 81 denominations and over 400 ministries and networks. He is also a welcomed teacher in various Charismatic and Evangelical church settings, in both the black and white communities

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