I ask you, do you have any mountains you’d like moved?
I have a few.
Last month I kept a manila file in the office for far too long. It sat there and sat there, sullen and unopened, for far, far too long.
I’d really like to provide a gut-wrenching suspenseful scene here with something fascinating IN the folder, but well, it was our taxes. Receipts, forms, all sorts of paperwork, signifying money.
I let that file sit there because I was afraid of dealing with money. I cannot help but feel that as I file through all the papers and forms… that somewhere, a paper will flitter out, fall to the ground, and on it a statement:
“This is your bank statement. You are totally out of money. This means you will end up in a van down by the river and all is doomed.”
Ok, I realize there are a few flaws in my thinking. Let me provide a short list:
- We have money.
- If we didn’t have as much money we’d still be okay.
This money thing is because money = stability. And, did you know? Stability means that
Everything Must Be All Right All of the Time No Matter What.
Catchy, right? I’m going to needlepoint that on a pillow.
Making sure that Everything Must Be All Right All of the Time No Matter What is rather tiring, did you know? Also? It’s impossible, so there’s that.
I recently had the honor of reviewing this book, and I would like to recommend it to you here:
You guys. This book is super. There are so many things I like about it, but to be brief:
IT IS JUST WHAT I NEEDED.
Ok, the book addresses the issue of prayer – something I have always struggled with and for good reason. By this, I mean I tend to pray a lot like this:
Dear God – WHYYYYYYYYY CANNNNN’T YOUUUUUUUUU…. (fill in the blank) AND ANOTHERRR THING….
And so on.
Now, this is NOT bad. Praying + whining is acceptable to God. God knows. He made us after all, and if he made some of us, ahem, a bit more pessimistic and screechy than others? So be it. But when I whine/pray (Prine? Whray??) it just ends up with me feeling sad and twisty when I hang up with Him.
Detweiler’s book offers clear, practical advice on how to pray in solid, joyful FAITH. Yep. FAITH with BIG CAPITAL LETTERS. The kind of faith, that, well, you know.
It moves mountains.
I highly recommend this book if your prayer life needs a little sprucing up. If you’re feeling like every prayer is uttered with all the verve of Eeyore. If maybe, just maybe, you have some mountains to attend to.
If you’d like to know more, or take a closer look at Sue Detweiler’s book click here, and get moving.