Joining with the ladies over at Sucipio again today!
Have you ever gotten frustrated because you can't seem to finish any books? It seems to me that I have a hard time finishing many of my non-fiction books. Now, give me a good fiction book and I don't seem to have that problem, but if you look around my house right now you will find a trail of half-finished books.
Sometimes, though, we put those books down so that when we need it most, we are inspired to pick the book up again and read something that we really need to hear.
I have read before that God speaks to people in different ways but that He usually has one typical mode of speaking to a person. God usually speaks to me through the written word. When I need to hear something or learn something from Him, I will inevitably read it.
This week I came across a book just like that. I had started this book last summer, I believe. I got through all but the last chapter and a-half. The other day I picked it up and with a moment of determination, vowed to finish it. Well the first page I read pretty much blew me away because it was EXACTLY what I needed to hear!! I just had to stop and praise God for being so good to me. That was a total moment of grace for me this week.
So the next time you are frustrated because you can't seem to get back to that book - don't be. God just might be putting the brakes on so that you can pick the book up again just when you will need it most!