Monday, January 21, 2008

more of HIM

Welcome to More of HIM Monday

I started More of HIM because I found it wonderfully encouraging to read from other blogs how the writer was affected by a certain piece of scripture or how they see God working in their lives. I thought it would be nice to have a place where bloggers could submit a link to such posts in order for others to have the opportunity to also read them.

Whether you are a regular reader of mine or you're visiting for the first time, I would like to invite you to participate. You can do this with one of two (or both) themes; Scripture Speaks and/or HIM in my Life. The graphics for each can be found on my sidebar.

If you use the Scripture Speaks focus, write a post sharing a specific piece of scripture, how you feel God is speaking to you through it, and how you plan to apply it to your life.



Maybe it's not scripture that's speaking directly to you, but you do see God working in your life in some way. Whether it's His quiet whisper into your ear or His two by four hitting you up side the head... whether you're on a spiritual high, or low... share HIM in my Life and you'll find that not only will you be encouraged by your readers, but your words will encourage others as well.

So please join us here each Monday. Even if you don't write a post for More of Him, visit the participants who leave their link on Mr. Linky. Let's support each other in our spiritual journeys.

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I do feel HIM in my Life and feel Him speaking to me, but this time through a different book than the Bible. I just got done reading The Shack. It's a marvelous little book that will forever change how I view God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit as well as their purpose and place in my life.

I grew up as a kid raised in a Christian family who learned all the Bible stories, the do's and the don't's, and the practices that go along with being a Christian. I rebelled when I was a teenager and turned my back on the church and my faith, only to turn back to it when my daughter was born. Since then, I've served in my church while my faith and maturity has grown.

Even though I'm of the belief that there's always something more I can learn and that I want to be teachable, I was caught a little off guard reading this book. I feel like I learned more about the nature of God, His love for me and all of His children, and what He does and does not expect from me.

I highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone, whether you're a Christian or not. I think God can use a book like this to speak to any of us. I hope you allow him to do so for you.

You can read more of my thoughts on this book on Stories Told.

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8 comments:

Heather said...

Hi Diana!

I'll have to check this book out. One of the books that I've read recently that I know God spoke to me thru was "It's Not About Me" by Max Lucado. If you haven't read it, I highly recommend it!

Have a blessed day!

Short Stop said...

Thank you for another recommendation! I LOVE it when books impact me that way.

Mary@notbefore7 said...

Ah! Too many good books out there on my list now :)

Thanks for the recommendation - I look forward to your other blog for more info on books.

Momma Roar said...

I can't stop recommending the books that have impacted me in that same way - so I thank you for sharing yours!

Have a great week Diana!

Lynne said...

Sounds like a great read, maybe just what I need to lift me out of these post-holiday blahs.

Thanks for the recommendation

J-ME said...

Diana, God certainly works is many mysterious ways! I came to your blog tonight since it has been awhile since I have visited. Your "Him in My Life" was just what I had started to write about on my Musings blog..... so, I have joined in with the others in sharing.

Lori said...

Sounds like a good book. I will have to check into it. Who is the author.

Pam in Colorado said...

Hey Diana. I am contemplating a new blog that is based on this premise of scripture, God working in my life... I think it will help me stay focused on what is really important - which of course is Him and all He is, in life and in my life more specifically.

I'll take a look for this book. What I really want though, is to go to His book more regularly and stop being distracted by everyone else's books (which is what I have been doing for years now).

I find some books helpful, and others simply "more easily readable" so they get more attention. Hmm... see my problem.

Thanks for your recommendations!