Every so often I come across a book that seems like my soul is the author that wrote it through another human being. Uninvited is that book right here and right now in my life. Lysa Terkeurst has the ability to capture the reality how often we associate rejection with people and events that have nothing to do personally with us, all the while speaking the truth about the root of the problem and the solution being Jesus. I cried with this book. I repented with this book. I was delivered from Satan’s lies with this book.
Uninvited is an emotion that some of us all too often feel, pin on others and continue life saying we don’t feel rejected but our thoughts and actions say differently.
To anyone looking for a new devotional to work through during 2017, I highly recommend Experiencing God Day by Day by the Blackabys. A few years ago I did the bible study and the revelations I received through that study sent me on a life changing journey to literally experience God. I had no idea this devotional book existed on the summer of 2016, which happened to be when I purchased it and started it. Just reading this mornings devo, I’m encouraged to remember that as I begin a new year not to get caught up on performance based resolutions but getting back to the basics of returning to God. A snippet of this morning’s devo:
“As you begin a new year, you may be painfully aware that you have failed your Lord in many ways. Perhaps you were not faithful……Perhaps you denied Him by the way you lived. Jesus will take you aside, as He did Peter. He will not berate you. He will not humiliate you. He will ask you to examine your love for Him.”
Often times we let the unplanned events of life determine how we feel or how we act in life. It’s easy to lose our identity in those seasons. Tim Tebow has been a media magnet for 1) being an NFL player that can’t seem to land a permanent position on a team and 2) being a Christian. I appreciate the vulnerability that Tim expresses in the pages of this book and how he doesn’t shy away from sharing his true heart in those seasons. Rejection is hard period. I can’t imagine having it broadcast across the media every day. God taught Tim many lessons during these seasons that I believe can resonate with anyone that’s had an unwelcome surprise in their life. His perspective, authenticity and small victories made this book hard to put down. You can purchase this book on Amazon in print or kindle here: Shaken book