I'm reading a book by Erwin McManus called Seizing Your Divine Moment: Dare to Live a Life of Adventure … and it's messing me up.
It's an older book, written in 2002. But sometimes a book is so prophetic that it's for NOW, whenever God brings it to your attention. This book is one of those.
Seizing Your Divine Moment uses the story about how Jonathan (King Saul's son) and his armorbearer slipped out of the camp one day and attacked the Philistines, all by themselves. They routed the Philistines; God sent an earthquake; and the mood of the whole nation of Israel was changed.
But more than that, it's a story about how God sends you moments that impact your life, others' lives, and even the world–and you don't want to miss them.
The book address the topics of boldness, uncertainty, risk-taking, impact, legacy, and so much more.
I first heard about this book when I heard Lou Engle mention it in a sermon. I purchased it right away, but I didn't read it at that time.
But just recently, the Lord told me to pick it up and read.
And it's cleaning my clock.
It's cleaning my clock because, sometimes, we let the enemy intimidate us or make us fearful … but fear and intimidation are not God's will for us.
It's cleaning my clock because, sometimes, it's so HARD to go against the flow when culture (even Christian culture) wants you to sit down, shut up, and wait for your ship to come in. But sitting down and shutting up have NEVER been God's will for us.
And it's cleaning my clock because, if you're going to go against the flow and DO SOMETHING for God with your life, you've got to stay motivated. You've got to keep yourself inspired. You've got to sit at the feet of Jesus for regular doses of power, courage, creativity, and inspiration.
And this book is a HUGE dose of that power, courage, creativity, and inspiration from the Holy Spirit.
Do you need to take a drink of Holy-Spirit-crafted jet fuel for your soul and spirit? If so, I wanted to let you know about this book, as you might want to read it too.
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