Wednesday, April 22, 2009

You HAVE to get this little book

About a month ago, one of my Freedom's Call sisters gave me a book. I knew that it had greatly impacted her life, because I had heard her mention it several times. I was thrilled when she handed me a copy one night in rehearsal. :)

The title is "The Red Sea Rules" 10 God-Given Strategies for Difficult Times.

I knew the moment I flipped it open to the preface and read the following Spurgeon quote, that this book would be huge in my life.

"The Lord will make a way for you where no foot has been before. That which, like a sea, threatens to drown you, shall be a highway for your escape."

It is a small book, and reads easy...BUT....

I have taken my time with this. Often times, I will read a section twice before moving on because I need to read it again so that it sinks in deeper. I'm just slow like that!!

The thing that has been so thrilling to me is that almost each one of the verses God has led me to memorize for our LPM Siesta Memory verse challenge, ARE MENTIONED IN THIS BOOK. I would be running through my index cards of verses and then pick up this book and one of them would be in the text. Seriously, holy cold chills more than one time.

For example...I have shared that God had me memorize the verse "What is impossible for man is possible with God." and the month before that verse I was to memorize Isaiah 59:1 which says God's arm is not too short to save and that His ear is NOT dull...well...

Last weekend I was on the verge of finishing when the author of this powerful book included this quote by Cameron Thompson:

"We have a God who begins with the impossible and goes on from there."

Right above this paragraph in the book he references Is. 59:1. I have to include the paragraph because I LOVE the way it reads and flows into the Thompson quote.

"God can jam zippers, grow mushrooms, evict flies and carve pathways through the sea whenever He wishes. His arm is not too short to save, nor His ear too dull to hear. Cameron Thompson said, 'We have a God who begins with the impossible and goes on from there.'"

If you want to know about jammed zippers and mushrooms popping up in a time of need then you need to go to Amazon and spend $10 to get this book!!

I have read the book once and have decided to go back and start with Rule #1 and break it down over a week. To really spend time absorbing what God has to say to me. I may share some of that each week as God leads.

Would you do me a favor? If you purchase the book let me know what you think about it. I would love to hear what God impresses on your heart. :)

Have a blessed Wednesday!!


Leah said...

Sounds like one I need to add to my leaning tower of Pisa book stack on my nightstand. I have so many books stacked there to read that I will not finish them before Jesus returns, I fear.

Thanks for the suggestion. I'll look into getting it.


Wendy said...

I'm going to look into getting that book. Great write up.
~ Wendy

Patty said...

As soon as I can I want that book! It sounds perfect for my season that I am currently in!

Love you!

Angela @ Refresh My Soul Blog said...

Sounds like a good one girl! I have such a back log of reads now but if hubby lets me get another I want this! Look forward to posts on it if you feel led!
Love ya!

Still Learning said...

I'm going to check at the library. Sounds great.
Grace Walk was a book like that for me. I kept having to go back & re read before I could move forward many times.

Heather C said...

Well since it comes so highly recommended... gonna have to find it! :) Thanks... looks very intriguing!

Carol said...

I"m so getting this!