Thursday, December 8, 2016
Litfuse Review: Waiting for Wonder by:Marlo Schalesky
About the Book:
It's easy to believe God when a promise is new. It's hard when the years pass and nothing changes. It's even harder when desperation strikes, your plans backfire, and still God does not fill the emptiness. But what if, in this waiting, God is calling us to more?
Join author Marlo Schalesky on a unique, contemplative journey to reveal the wonder that is often missed when we find ourselves struggling to wait well. Walking through the life of the biblical character Sarah, one who knows what it means to wait, you will discover a glimpse of God's character that will give you strength to keep hoping and praying for the desires of your heart.
Waiting for Wonder is a journey into the heart of God where you will wrestle with personal questions, think deeply about God's true character, and learn to appreciate His divine work as you discover your own path to the promised land. Recapture your hope, restore your soul, and renew your vision of a wondrous Savior when you learn to live on God's time.
Leader guide also available.
What a telling book. I really enjoyed this book and the lessons that it pointed out that we all have to go through sometimes. Using the story of Sarah, the author takes us on the journey to what Sarah eventually became. Sarah had to go through some pretty dark times to reach the place of destiny that God called her to. Even after her plans go awry for her to become a mother through Ishmael, God sits in wait, waiting for her to realize that He is the only one that can give her the desires of her heart.
God is perfect and sovereign, He and He alone knows us and He knows what it's going to take to bring us to a place of surrender. That place of surrender usually comes by sacrifice. We see that when He sacrificed His own Son to save us all. My family and I know first hand when things suddenly don't go as planned.
We have as the author states in the book summary waited for years to see God's plan come to pass. It is hard, real hard to wait. We have had a gamut of feelings and emotions on our particular issue. You will! But losing focus on God will be your downfall.
An awesome read about waiting on God. The author provided a lot of good information! Loved it!
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. All opinions are my own.