Thursday, December 13, 2012

Live Second–Reading 3

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 3 – ENOUGH (Page 58 of the book)

Who are you God?  

This is a question our pastor challenged us recently to ask ourselves regularly.   In a way it helps to ponder on Him and reflect on His presence in our lives.  

This past summer I also attended a leadership conference in which the main leader had a word from the Lord for me.  Bottom line is that I need to discover God has my Father and me as his daughter.   So I am on a journey of discovery and learn to trust Him in various ways and on various levels in my life. I have seen His hand guiding us daily and providing for our homeschool in ways that still blow me away.   In the past year and a half, I have learned to also thank God daily about what he provides; a sunrise, my kids, free curriculum for our homeschool, products to review, contracts…   Doing so in writing in my journal also help a lot to shift my way of thinking.  

Do you have the tendency to look at your neighbor and wish you would have what he/she has?   It may be tempting to do so sometimes but when you stop and think about it, you might not want everything that this person has…  what if his/her marriage is difficult or other issues are not known by you.   In a time where most people wish to have more stuff, how do you see if you have enough?      By looking at the blessings in your life.   It’s that simple really.  Going through struggles also helps to readjust our vision and see how God provides in one’s life.  

I would like to challenge anyone reading these lines, to daily list things that you are thankful for.   In a matter of days, you will realize that the way you think of God will change.  Not convinced?  Why not try it and see how different you will think in the end.

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 and

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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