I am reading this book because I am a good girl, a rule follower. I know how to toe the line. I am the one asking for clarification of the rules when they are announced. I'm also the one who gets aggravated with those people who completely ignore the rules. I am comfortable with rules. They make me feel safe.
So this book has been good for me-- to shake me up a little. I thought that being a good girl-- obeying the rules (or at least knowing what they are) was a good thing. And I fell into several of the traps that can come along with that mentality, which Emily Freeman outlines in her book.
Here are some quotes I underlined:
- If I am trying to please God, it is difficult to trust God. But when I trust God, pleasing Him is automatic.
- God longs for us to place our trust in Him rather than in ourselves. One way to do that was to give us a law we could not keep to show us how very perfect He is. And there, in our weak and helpless condition, we would finally agree with Him. We need Someone to act on our behalf.
- Worship, not work, flows out of the hearts of those who believe.
- You have trained people to think you have no needs, but you are secretly angry with them for believing you.
If you're a good girl, you might want to pick up a copy of this book or leave a comment to win one! I will choose a winner and notify her privately so make sure I have a way to find you via your comment.
I am reading a chapter each morning for my quiet time-- and trying to ignore the fact that having a quiet time is a "good girl" thing to do. Just to be a rebel I am not answering the questions at the end of each chapter. At least, I am not writing the answers down. So there.
THE COMMENTS FOR THIS GIVEAWAY ARE NOW CLOSED. THE WINNER IS mheard11. CONGRATS! YOU'LL LOVE THIS BOOK!