I Want God (Giveaway)

Well hello.

This is the first time I’ve written on my blog since March. A lot has happened in 6 months. Good stuff. Hard stuff. God stuff.

My last post was about a book I read called “Love Idol” by my friend Jennifer. That book messed me up. In a good way. It drew me closer to Christ through it. And now, 6 months later God is messing with me again.

He often uses people and books to gently knock me upside my head. To make me realize, That life you’re trying to live without Me as the center is not worth it. Follow. Me.

And so here I am, with Lisa Whittle’s latest book, I Want God in my lap. I have known Lisa since 2008, and I can tell you that this author is authentic and bold. Little in physical form, but huge in her faith. She will not be kept quiet about Jesus. She’s an author who writes out of obedience and one whose words challenge her readers in their own walk with God.

So I opened the book and began to read. untitled

The introduction is full of boldness and I began to get a little nervous. Because no matter how much I know change is needed, sometimes I just don’t like it when God does alterations in my life. So, I told myself, “maybe you don’t need Lisa’s help on wanting God.”

But truth be told, I do and I know I do. I need to learn what God wants to teach me through this book and so I keep turning the pages and I read stuff like this…

The “more” God gives is really about loss and less and the willingness to do without and yes the joy in that.

To have Him, we must want Him–more than the friends, the wealth, the applause, the acceptance, the comfort. There can be nothing–even our own life– that we want more. We can’t want our life and want God at the same time. 

We cannot want God with conditions.

When we want God more than anything, we forgo our control of what life looks like. We must be ready for popularity lost. Comfort interrupted. Reason tossed away. Self disregard. Sin exposed.

Wanting God births such untamed things.

This is just from the intro and chapter one people.

At the end of each chapter Lisa has a section titled REVIVAL where she takes you deeper. Then there are questions that helps you grow even more. I’m not going to lie to you. This book is work. It’s not some cheesy self-help 30-step manuscript where Lisa tells you what to do and like magic, God becomes your number one want. This book is a tool. She shares, teaches and guides. And she does it in a way that you can’t read it without a highlighter, Kleenex and a noticeable change in your relationship with God.

I love Lisa’s words here:
The relationship between us and God is not one we get to customize. When we minimize or shy away from our relationship with Him to be popular with other people, we reject Truth. God did not go to the cross for us and die in His perfection so that we may live without responsibility. He saves us. We accept that or not. If we accept the gift He gets to come first. The end.

I want God. I do. I’m tired of getting in His way.

Today I’m starting the #GiveGod7Days challenge with Lisa and many others. I hope you will too. You can go HERE to join us. It will be worth it.

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Lisa’s book is released October 1st and you can go here to pre-order a copy for yourself.

ALSO…we’re giving away a copy here! If you want to have your name in the drawing then leave a comment and the winner will be announced Friday. Hit the share buttons on the bottom and let your friends know because this book is one you will want everyone you know to have.

I Want God.

We have to be tired of our usual life. ~Lisa Whittle 

Blessings,

Lelia

 

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27 Responses to I Want God (Giveaway)

  1. Tami Starr says:

    Count me in ❤️

  2. Tammy says:

    I want God but…
    I need to read this book!

  3. Laura Rath says:

    Hmmm, this is the third time in a matter of days something is drawing my attention to a relationship with God. I think He’s already messing with me, but I still would like to read this book! 🙂

  4. miabeth5 says:

    Wow! just no words….except I Want God.

  5. Lisa Whittle says:

    I love you, Lelia. I want God, too.

  6. Chelle says:

    I’m experiencing such a hard season right now, and I want more God. Would love to win this book.

  7. Jacqueline scifres says:

    I want God!

  8. Stephanie says:

    I want God too…He is ours all he wants is our EVERYTHING in return. So easy to give our excess NOT so easy to give our EVERYTHING.

  9. Christal Bradshaw says:

    Christal would love to have this book!!

  10. Jane Reynolds says:

    God has been working my heart in this area of always putting Him first over everything. Sounds like this book might make a good women’s study to do with friends.

  11. Amen!!! I want GOD and I would love to win this book!!!

  12. Chondra Hall says:

    I’m in… I want more of God, I want to want Him more than anything else!

  13. Ooh, this sounds like just the book I need for this season of my life.

  14. Bobbie Todd says:

    Looks like an awesome book, no matter where you are in your relationship with Him! Thanks for the chance at it!

  15. Rachelle Bonifer says:

    Can’t wait to read the book!!

  16. Would love to read this!

  17. Lisa G says:

    I want God! Thank you for the 7 day challenge!! Looking forward to Lisa’s new book. 🙂

  18. Linnea says:

    Please enter me!

  19. Lori says:

    Please include me for a chance to read the book and share it with someone as well

  20. Karen says:

    Love this: “We have to be tired of our usual life.” So true! Thanks for sharing.

  21. Betty says:

    I need this book. I am going through some really rough times right now and I am desperately seeking a closer more mature relationship with my Abba Father. He knows my heart, now I want to know His. This books sounds like it will be what I need to help me/

  22. Lisa Manza says:

    I need God now. Going through a tough issue with my two brothers. God is with me on thing one. Looking forwarding to reading the book. God Blesd

  23. I think it’s time again to let go of the ‘good’ things and embrace the best…I truly want God to be my most till the day I see Him.

  24. I want God more and more and more. 🙂

  25. Lynn Polk says:

    Oh I’d love a copy!! Thanks for th chance to win it!

  26. Renee says:

    Yes!!!!! I want more of God each day!!!

  27. sonja says:

    Yes.. I need more of God everyday and want him to fill every part of my life!

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