Pastor Jim Cymbala points out that God is searching the earth for men and women to bless. "The eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him" (2 Chronicles 16:9). God is not looking for intelligence, social status, skills, or influence. Instead, he is searching for men and women whose hearts can be shaped according to his purposes. The Life God Blesses unlocks the keys to experiencing God's blessing by exploring the characteristics of this special kind of heart - a humble heart, a listening heart, a merciful heart. Jim Cymbala believes that we can let God shape us so that we can become the fulfillment of his search. As we respond to God's grace, we will become people who are uniquely blessed. This blessing will inevitably spill over into our marriages, our children's lives, our work, and our world. The Scriptures tell us that David was a man after God's own heart. What made him so special to the Lord? Through far from perfect, something about David's heart enabled the Lord to bless him and use him to bring blessings to generations of people after him. Drawing from the lives of other Old Testament kings, such as Amaziah, Uzziah, Josiah, and from Hannah, the mother of the prophet Samuel, Jim Cymbala helps readers understand how God's blessings work. With powerful stories from his own life and from others at The Brooklyn Tabernacle, he shows what it means to live a life that is truly blessed by God.
God Is Searching for People to BlessJim Cymbala believes that God plays "favorites"--that certain people experience his blessings more abundantly than others. Have these people learned a formula or a simple technique that will guarantee his blessing? Or is there something more profound at work in their lives?In The Life God Blesses, Jim Cymbala points out that God is constantly searching for people to bless. Hes not looking for men and women with special talents or unusual intelligence or great strength but for those who possess a certain kind of heart. Find out how to have a heart that God cannot resist and you will become a channel of his blessing for your family, your church, and your world.
Jim Cymbala has been the pastor of the Brooklyn Tabernacle for more than thirty-five years. The bestselling author of Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire, he lives in New York City with his wife, Carol Cymbala, who directs the Grammy Award-winning Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir.
Stephen Sorenson along with his wife, Amanda, heads Sorenson Communications in Black Forest, Colorado. He has written and edited numerous books.