My adult life with kids under foot has always seemed busy. Now, that I have two teenagers and a baby all under one roof, life is busier than ever. Reading Praying God’s Word for Your Life, I really could relate to what Kathi Lipp when she said:
I feel like if I can’t have a “good” quiet time–one with prayer, meditation, Bible reading, and a devotional reading–then why bother? So I let my overwhelming need for perfection keep me from having a meaningful relationship with God. If I can’t take the time to do it right, then I guess I won’t do it at all.”
That is me all over! I have missed out on so many small opportunities to spend time with God waiting on that elusive perfect chunk of time that never comes. I’m thankful to have read this book. Not only has Kathi shown busy women, like me, how to pray, she also provides Scripture and practical steps for praying over specific issues, like when work and life don’t seem to balance. That’s one of my issues right now.
This book was written with working women in mind, and I appreciate that, because not all christian authors include the working mom in the context of their books. Other prayer topics include worry, finances, and the past.
I’m asking you to hold me accountable with my next statement – I commit to praying more often, as well as reading my Bible every day, even if it’s just for one minute.
I received a copy of this book from Revell in exchange for my honest review. Available June 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
About the Book
Many women find it easy to pray for the concerns and well-being of others. But when it comes to praying for themselves, they may wonder
– Should I pray for my own needs?
– Are any prayers too big or too small?
– Are my prayers effective?
– Are my prayers selfish?
– Does praying really make a difference?
Praying God’s Word for Your Life gives women the direction and Scripture they need to bring purpose and power to their prayers. The simple strategies Kathi Lipp shares will create in women the habit of praying with renewed boldness, consistency, and expectation. And Kathi’s warm, approachable style will make praying Scripture accessible to new believers and lifelong Christians alike.
Kathi Lipp is the author of Praying God’s Word for Your Husband and a busy conference and retreat speaker who reaches thousands of women each year. She is the author of several books and has been a guest on numerous national radio programs, including Focus on the Family. She and her husband have four children and live in California. Find out more at www.kathilipp.com.