When You Know the Author
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I’ve had the pleasure of reading three books this year from three different authors that I know personally.
The first one is Third Grade: An Inspirational Memoir of a Couple’s Faith in God and Their Journey to Generational Legacy By Marietta Jarmon-Davis Hummons
The second is Might In Motion: Motivation Momentum Mindfulness Might By Marianna L. Kinnee
And the third is Nerves of Steel: Fighting for a Life By Robert Garrett
I highly recommend that you read the above books referenced. Check out my associated reviews for each book at the end of this blog post.
I like reading books. But I have to say that I love reading books when I know the author. When I read their books it’s as if I can hear them talking directly to me. Anytime I pick up their book it’s like a welcome invitation where they’re sitting down with me and sharing their story and I get to just sit, listen and soak it all in. And it’s convenient because I can read that friend’s story at times and interval lengths that meet my needs. Sometimes I had time to read just for a few minutes and other times I had more time. Reading their books left me inspired and as though I had the opportunity to get to know them on a deeper level than I otherwise wouldn’t have.
As much as I love their books, the Bible will remain my all-time favorite book. And just like reading the books of my friends I’m reminded that reading the Bible is very similar to what it felt like to read my friend’s book:
It’s as if I can hear God speaking directly to me
Anytime I pickup the Bible it’s like a welcome invitation where God’s sitting down with me and sharing His story and I get to just sit, listen and soak it all in
It’s convenient because I can read His story at times and interval lengths that meet my needs
Reading the Bible has left me inspired and as though I had the opportunity to get to know God on a deeper level than I otherwise wouldn’t have.
When you read your Bible you get to hear directly from your Creator. And when you pray it’s your chance to share your heart, mind and thoughts with your creator in turn. And as such a relationship is born. God’s talking to you and you’re talking to God. And as the relationship grows and builds it’s all the sweeter when you read the Bible. It sounds just like a close friend talking straight to you. Take these scriptures as an example and use your name for the blank areas. It will give you a sense of having a personalized experience:
John 3:16 For God so loved [your name] that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of [your name], who have been called according to his purpose.
Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard [your name’s] hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates His own love for [your name] in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for [your name].
It’s my hope that you find joy in knowing the Author personally. You can download His book for free using this app:
Imagine that you open this book and see your name listed on the dedication page. Your name would be there. He wrote the book for you. ❤️
I pray that you can talk to God. And I mean really talk to Him. Give Him all your thoughts and fears. Over time then you’ll be able to hear His voice through His Word to you personally.
And I do also hope that you’re inspired to buy and read the above referenced books from my friends. They’ve poured their talent onto their pages and shared their stories and wisdom courageously.
What about you? What are some of your favorite scriptures or stories in how you can hear God personally? Feel free to share in the comments.
Book review time:
Third Grade: An Inspirational Memoir of a Couple’s Faith in God and Their Journey to Generational Legacy
Might In Motion: Motivation Momentum Mindfulness Might
Nerves of Steel: Fighting for a Life