Saturday, September 21, 2013

Fantastic Book!

Usually at my job we have a required reading over the summer. Sometimes it is related to teaching and other times it is related to our lives as believers. This summer because of the transition of having a new principal we did not have a required reading. Instead we were given the option of joining a group once a week to read and discuss the book "Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands" by Paul David Tripp. I was excited because I had read the book in college. It was one of the few books in college that I enjoyed...mostly because it was easy for me to follow where as many of the books for my Bible classes seemed so over my head. Don't get me wrong, I know they were good books I just had a hard time following them.
I pulled out my copy that I had underlined and written notes in and dove right in. I liked the book then and I love the book now! It is fun to see the things I underlined and commented on when I was in college and see the new things I'm discovering this time around. If you haven't read the book I strongly recommend picking it up and giving it a good read.

Here are a few quotes I've grabbed onto just from reading the first 2 chapters this week and last week.
We must faithfully proclaim, "Hope is only found in Jesus Christ, the king of Kings. In Him, lasting, personal heart change is possible."
The good news of the kingdom is not freedom from hardship, suffering, and loss. It is the news of a Redeemer who has come to rescue me from myself.  
When a certain set of desires rules our hearts, we reduce prayer to the menu of human desire. Worse, we shrink God from his position of all-wise, all-loving, all-powerful Father to a divine waiter we expect to deliver everything we ask. But God will not shrink to this size. He will only be our Father and King, who "satisfies your desire with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's" (Ps. 103:5)  
 I'm so excited to keep reading this book!!

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

Sounds like a great book!