If I Plug My Ears, God Can't Tell Me What to Do: And Other Ways We Miss Out on God's AdventuresJessie Clemence
When God calls us to do hard things, our natural response often goes something like this: Dear Lord, please note that I am not interested in doing these things because they are hard and uncomfortable. Also, the pay is atrocious and people will think I'm a wacko. Amen. Or per... Read More
- Store Only: Yes
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: May 1, 2015
- UPC: 9781627071901
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 224
- Publish Date: Apr 1, 2015
- Language: English
- BISAC: "REL012070"
- ISBN: 1627071903
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- Ever had that feeling God was calling you to do more, be more, risk more for Him? by Erin on 8/12/2015
With this book Jessie is there to be your friend through it all. She gives the tough stuff to us straight, but in a style Mary Poppins would appreciate: with a good helping of sugar- or rather of humor and empathy.
My favorite bits were the footnotes she added imagining what Moses would have tweeted while in the wilderness (My daughter asked me what was so funny and wanted me to keep reading aloud when I shared with her), and her analogy of our life being like a river, waterfalls and all. Amen!
This book is so useful for encouraging us to step out of the boat I passed on my copy to my pastor's wife. It's not every day you find a book a brand new Christian can pick up, but those who have been walking with Jesus for decades can still learn from.
* This was a free gift from Family Christian for an honest review
Our gratitude in the gifts keeps us mindful of our great God and in us in humility. The following are quotes that were blessing.
- The struggle of hearing God in daily life. by Lesa on 8/12/2015
I was interested because the title of this book! It caught my eyes as I struggle everyday to hear God and some days I think he is ignoring me. but then I think no it is I whom is ignoring him. I can be doing something so well then, fear, doubt and the devil steps in to destroy your sunshine. The hard part is not giving into that fear. I think when we fall for this inner fear, he steps aside and lets us ride that storm for a while. I mean we all have to learn from our mistakes and if we keep making the same ones. he might say well, if you think you can do it alone. Do it for a while, but he is always watching me I know. And there are times I wish I had just took that leap of faith and not fell for the creepy little voice in the back of mind, saying you cannot do it. So trust me you really want to be plugged in to God at all time and when you think it is him speaking you better heed that voice saying one more day things will be OK, just walk in my light.
The book also has stories about people in the Bible, but it also has stories about Christians in this era with their experiences. Jessie’s makes her stories so easy to read and relate to, so my experiences are not so un-normal as I have often felt. So we all have a different take on when and how we think we hear or do not hear from God. So let’s just always stay plugged.
A product sample was supplied to me for my reading to give my honest and unbiased review.
- Don't Miss An Adventure! by KKMounsey on 6/28/2015
As a member of the Family Christian Blogger Group, I received a copy of this book for the purposes of review. All opinions are my own.
Okay, so think back to when you were a child and someone was telling you something you didn’t want to hear. If you’re like most children I know, you stuck your fingers in your ears- or started singing/shouting- and saying “I CAN’T HEAR YOU!” Am I right? I know that I definitely did that. I’ve even been guilty of doing it to God. When I feel God telling me something that I don’t want to hear or leading me to do things I don’t want to do, I’ve said “I can’t hear you!”
Perhaps this is because, looking back on history, I see where God called people to do things that required courage. He called people to do things that they were not qualified to do. He caused people to grow and learn and sometimes that growth and those lessons caused pain. However, one thing that I keep hearing is that God doesn’t call the qualified but He qualifies the called.
Now, when I think about my life and I think about the times where I have said “I can’t hear you!,” I must consider the adventures and the amazing things that I have missed out on. Sure, may have been tough, but God would have given me just what I needed and I would have been so blessed.
“If I Plug My Ears, God Can’t Tell Me What to Do” by Jesse Clemence offers frank and funny encouragement for those who have struggled with the call of God and stepping out in obedience and faith. When you have finished this book, you will be able to say, “With God, I can do anything. He wouldn’t call me to do this if He wasn’t going to give me the tools I need to do it.”
So, if you’ve ever struggled with obeying God in what He’s asking you to do, please pick this book up today- you’ll be so glad you did!