Ordered – Working on God’s Time
I love how the Lord listens to our hearts and our prayer and how He listens to what it is I not only want but need. I am often found saying “if it’s meant to be it will be” and over the holiday season I began to follow a lovely Christian author -Ann Voskamp. Oh how I wanted to get her books but I just couldn’t afford it so I prayed and I tried to find a way or a place that made her three titles affordable to me, I couldn’t spend money on shipping for three separate orders so it only made sense to wait and order the books as a package.
Then, yesterday, it happened! I ordered the books from Amazon.ca! I also received a free 30 day membership to Amazon Prime and I lucked out and received free shipping! The Lord had LISTENED and He knows my heart is ready to read these books and be blessed by the impact they will have on my life.
I had woke up yesterday to an Amazon gift card in my email which not only covered the price of the books but also left me with 9 dollars to spend at another time. I plan to get my son the Action Bible and my daughter “Before You Meet Prince Charming: A Guide to Radiant Purity” by Sarah Mally. I have been using SwagBucks to work towards getting a gift card to pay for these two books and I have also been doing surveys.
I can’t wait for my newly ordered books to get here so that I can indulge in Ann Voskamp’s extraordinary, god-driven, prose. Oh how I love how she blogs and speaks in a manner that pulls one in because of the poetic and song like way she places the Lords Word into our hearts and minds.”
In what is certain to become an instant holiday classic, Voskamp reaches back into the pages of the Old Testament to explore the lineage of Jesus — the greatest gift — through the majestic advent tradition of “The Jesse Tree,” each day featuring its own exquisite ornament highlighting the Biblical story (free download of each of the 25 ornaments available from Voskamp’s website, annvoskamp.com ).
Beginning with Jesse, the father of David, The Greatest Gift retraces the epic pageantry of mankind, from Adam to the Messiah, with each day’s profound reading pointing to the coming promise of Christ, so that come Christmas morning you find that the season hasn’t blurred past you but your heart’s fully unwrapped the greatest gift you’ve always yearned for.
Sure to become a holiday staple in every Christian home, The Greatest Gift, a New York Times bestseller, is the perfect gift for the holidays and a timeless invitation into the richness of the true meaning of Christmas.
Following the New York Times Bestseller, One Thousand Gifts — a guide to giving thanks and finding joy in all aspects of life — Ann Voskamp returns with this companion One Thousand Gifts Devotional. How in the world do we find real joy and experience grace in the midst of deadlines, debt, drama, and all these daily duties?
These sixty reflections, each one like a singular tree, invite you to take wing into a forest of graces. Glimpses of grace that will lead you into your own lifestyle of Christ-focus and communion. Into how your desperate need of Him every moment is wildly met with His extravagant love for you. As practical as profound, this devotional offers real life transformation with intentional space to begin the radical habit of thanking God for your own one thousand gifts.
The endless grace of our overflowing God, it’s meant to be experienced directly. The most important thing is simply to begin.
Pick up a pen and this book — and change your life. Take the dare to fully live!
God’s just waiting to bless you with the greatest gift of all—more and more of Himself….