Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Live Second–Reading 2

1400204801_jpgEarlier this year, I had the opportunity to review the book I AM SECOND. Regularly, I hear on CHRI 99.1 some testimonies for IAMSECOND.COM and I am moved by what I hear from the people speaking. More recently, I have been approached to participate to the Week-Of-Second Blogging Campaign in an effort to share our thoughts on readings of the new book titled Live Second: 365 Ways to Make Jesus First.   The book is published through Thomas Nelson.

About the book

365 Ways to Put Jesus First

Athletes and actors, models and musicians, pastors and politicians … many have stepped forward, looked in the camera, and proclaimed, “I am second.” But most in the I Am Second movement are not celebrities. They are ordinary people—and they’ve come to the simple realization that when God comes first in their lives, everything makes sense.

But living second is not easy. It takes grit and humility, submission to God’s will, a willingness to listen and serve, an openness to God’s healing and call.

Live Second is a daily guide to help you. With 365 readings, prayers, actions steps, and an invitation to join other Christ-followers online, what you hold in your hands is a tool built with truth, scripture, and a sure path to put Jesus first every day.

The Christian life is not meant to be easy, just worth it. Live Second is exactly what you need as you become the new, inspired, God-honoring creation he made you to be.

My Assignment

To participate to this special blogging campaign I was asked to select 4 readings within session 2 of the book and to write four blog posts during the launch week about my spiritual journey as I read and interacted with the Live Second book.

Reading 2 – VAIN (Page 56 of the book)

This is another great devotion on how banking on things we have and money is not the best way to think.   Why?  Simply because anything can happen that will make your empire crush.  Nothing last forever apart your relationship with God.

Reading this devotion made me think of Herod who build all these beautiful palaces in Jerusalem.   What is it left to see now?  Ruins.  Nothing of the grandeur he thought would impress people in the future is left standing – well whatever is left can barely represent the majestic construction that these palaces were back in the days of Jesus.   Not as impressive as it was for sure.

I also recall the story of someone who worked hard and was a millionaire.    Something happened and he lost everything.   And he rebuilt it all.   With hard work obviously but it makes me wonder about the fact that anything can happen in a split of a second.

It’s hard for me to plan the future because I don’t know what God has in plan for me, for us as a family.    Right now, He has called us to be obedient, to homeschool our kids  and to trust Him.   It’s not always easy when you don’t see what is coming next.  However,  I know one thing for certain – I don’t want to have a life that ends up being empty.   I believe that I am shaping my kids to become men and woman of God that will impact the people around them as they grow up.  And for me this is priceless.

Want to read more about people who have decided to make Jesus first? Get I am Second and Live Second. You won’t be disappointed.

Both books are available at your favourite bookstore, even amazon.ca and amazon.com.

The books are also available on the Kindle.

Disclaimer: Thanks to Doug Bender for sending me the above mentioned product for review purposes. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

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