In reading anything that has to do with you improving yourself, asking for guidance
and peace remember...to pray for an understanding and an open mind before reading.
I did just that when reading pastor and author Joyce Meyer's new book and let me tell
you I didn't like what I "d seen. Sometimes the truth does hurt and it's not pretty and sugar coated either.
Joyce intertwines wisdom of the word and her own experiences before being saved
and in her ministry to help us find our way to inner peace.
In part one of the book: Be At Peace With God she tells us on page 4" We are not suppose
to be running our own lives. In fact, we are not capable or qualified to run our own lives. Not one of us is intelligence
enough to know what is best. That is why we should be thankful for God's interference."
Now you know she knew that was going to ruffle a lot of feathers...in the first chapter
she puts it. Of course I was mad and thought, What about free will ? What about God putting you in situations
to test yourself and see if you'll be obedient? What about you finding out about yourself what was hidden and the lessons
you learn throughout life? I was hot I was fumed. I was not reading with an open mind and heart so I did not understand.
Joyce goes on to explain that once we give God control of our lives, our worries, unhappiness,
and grief and we completely trust in him that is how we start to actively look for peace. When we surrender to him
we no longer have to fight for peace.
Through this self-help marvel she explains how you continue to find peace in yourself
in others and, identify your stressors by knowing your enemy and how to have the strength to change those things around you.
Yes, this book does help. I am a nurse and I see and go through a lot of emotional
draining situations and things that I cannot change. With an open mind I was able to apply the knowledge learned through
this book not only to help myself but also bring some joy and laughter to the sick, law and order to the disruptive
and patience with the doctors in their bad moods.
This book applies to everyday life and should be consulted for the times when the body
and mind becomes weak.
Do not despair Joyce Meyer is here.
Reviewed by Dee Harris