Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Voices of the Faithful, book 2

Is a devotional book (for every day of the year) that gives a scripture verse and then a story from a missionary. I love going through this book and hearing what God is doing through missionaries. The commitment and faith of these people is astounding! This book really reminds us that we need to remember to pray for those who have been sent out to spread the Gospel in other parts of the world. It is also a good reminder for us to remember that God is good! Trusting in him and having faith in him is all that we really need. One story that really stuck out to me was about a young man who was in the military (can't remember what country he was from?). He very badly wanted to attend a conference, but his superiors refused him the time off. So in desperation to learn more about Christ he burnt his own foot so that he could take a medical leave and attend the conference. While at first I was quick to think that it was wrong to do that, the person telling the story then directs you to a different way of thinking about it. That this young man was just that hungry for Jesus that he was willing to do what ever he could to hear more about him, even if it cost him a lot of pain! Imagine how much our world would chance if every Christian out there was this hungry for Jesus? I love this book, its very insperational! definitly recommend it to anyone!

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