The Book of Mysteries by Jonathan Cahn
The devotional book I chose to use this year is The Book of Mysteries by Jonathan Cahn. I can't EVEN begin to tell you just what it has meant to me or the knowledge I have gained from it.
A good friend of mine recommended it and I'm so glad I took her advice. She is a "flipper-through-er." In other words, she doesn't go in order, she just flips each day until she finds the devotional that seems to be meant for her that day.
I respect that way of doing things and with other normal everyday things, I am inclined more that way. However, I usually go in order in a devotional book and that is what I have done with this one.
These devotionals are so good and so enlightening that I never miss one--and the ones for Sunday I read even if it is on Monday. So most Mondays, I read two which is quite a treat.
I just have to tell you a little bit about today's. It compares the trials, struggles, troubles, griefs, heartaches, heartbreaks to a weight lifter--a resistance trainer. These weights make the lifter stronger. The more he/she lifts, the stronger he/she gets.
I won't give away all the good stuff Cahn says, but suffice it to say I need to embrace the resistance. I need to seek out that which will stretch me, grow me and strengthen me in the Lord.
Sometimes, I just want to throw the barbells down and quit trying--that is when I need to embrace the resistance the most, love the most, to rejoice, to choose joy anyway and yes, always to praise and give thanks in all things.
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