Living Close to God When You're Not Good at It: A Spiritual Life That Takes You Deeper Than Daily DevotionsGene Edwards, Gene Edwards
"Have you tried harder to have a consistent time with the Lord--but failed?""Does your mind wander during prayer, and do you run out of things to say?""Do you question why it is so "hard" to fellowship with the Lord?"Stop feeling like a failure at daily devotions Gene Edward... Read More
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"Have you tried harder to have a consistent time with the Lord--but failed?"
"Does your mind wander during prayer, and do you run out of things to say?"
"Do you question why it is so "hard" to fellowship with the Lord?
Stop feeling like a failure at daily devotions
Gene Edwards faced these same questions and struggles. And he found a better way to walk with the Lord than merely trying harder to pray and read the Bible.
and start walking every day with the Lord who loves you.
In "Living Close to God (When You're Not Good at It)" you will discover that loving God means much more than doing your best to serve Him. You will find ways to start your day with Christ, beginning with your first conscious thought in the morning. You will learn how to fellowship with Him during even the most demanding days. And when you go to the Scriptures, you will talk with Him in a two-way conversation--just as His first followers did.
"Includes a small-group discussion guide and a guide
for your own relationship with God."
- Product type: Book
- Format: Book
- Release Date: Oct 4, 2011
- UPC: 9780307730190
- Height: 0.6
- Width: 5.1
- Length: 8
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 177
- Publish Date: Oct 4, 2011
- Language: English
- BISAC: "REL012120 , REL012080"
- ISBN: 0307730190
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- Living Close to God When You're Not Good At It by mlbarber on 6/26/2012
Living Close to God (When You’re Not Good At It) by Gene Edwards
The purpose of this book is to develop a spiritual fellowship with God other than by prayer and Bible study. Our minds have a tendency to race. Fellowship with God is not developed in this way. Quietness and slowing down seems to be one of the keys as we talk to God and tell Him that we love Him. It can be anytime and anyplace throughout the day.
Reading Scripture very slowly phrase by phrase and allowing God to talk to you through the words as you meditate. Jesus is our spiritual food and drink. As spirit and breath are the same word in Greek, breathing and calling on His name becomes what Edwards calls “a handle” to spirituality.
Expressing our love for Jesus as we praise Him becomes another “handle”. We express our love to Him and not about Him. Reminders may be necessary at first to remember to be quiet, slow down, give our love to Jesus, talk to Him throughout the day. Start and end the day with Jesus. These are not rigid, timed exercises but spiritual thoughts forever with us.
Taking these ideas into your life can add a new dimension to your spirituality.