Sunday, June 3, 2012
Summer Reading Week 1
Ready...Set...Go! It's finally here, our Summer Reading Book, Pearl in the Sand by Tessa Afshar. I'm so excited to be reading this book again. It is a favorite. I'm falling in love with it all over again. Chapter 1 is quite intense. So much to think about, inner struggles to contend with. "Taking a sudden breath, Rahab put her hands to her face. Abba would never make me do that. Never. He would rather die. This was nothing more than a misunderstanding. But the knot in her stomach tightened with each passing second" The knot in my stomach twisted as well as I understood what was being asked of this 15yr old girl.
I found myself questioning how could he?
Does he really love her?
If he loved her why?
...and then I tried to see things from Rahab's father's perspective. The despair, the lack of hope, no future. How blessed I am to know that I have a heavenly Father who loves me more than ANYTHING! That it doesn't matter how desperate the situation may seem...He can pull me through.
This week, read chapters 1 -7. There are discussion questions at the back of the book or page 318 on Kindle. Answer questions 1 - 10.
Consider, what are your deepest fears?
Do you know there is hope?
What points you towards that hope?
What verse do you turn to to remind you of that hope?
Please respond back here in the comments with your thoughts and questions throughout the week.
God has CRAZY - PERFECT - TIMING! I just started following along with She Reads Truth today. You can connect with all the ladies in my side bar as well. We are on day 18 of the YouVersion bible app. The question for today: What things are you not trusting God with that you need to? Hah! This falls right along with what we are reading for our Summer Book Read! If you want to join the group that is digging into God's word this summer and encouraging one another, grad the YouVersion app, find the header Plans and enter Soul Detox in the search bar, you can scroll ahead and follow along. You can follow my Tweets too! If you don't have the YouVersion app, but want to follow what truth we are digging into, Like my Facebook page. I will enter the posed question for the day and the verses to be read!