5 Stars Out Of 5
Let God Hold and Adore You
June 28, 2015
If you read only one book about the Lord this year, make this the one! When I read the description, there was no way I couldnt not read it. The Jesus Experience Journey Deeper into the Heart of God, is in appearance a unimposing book. Written by Bill Myers, the man who wrote the McGee and Me book and video series and many others, would almost lead one to think that this guy must really have The Pipeline to the Lord. He must have the most fantastic relationship with God to ask, much less answer, those intriguing questions on the back cover.
God is so full of surprises! Bill Myers is a human just like you and me, a child of God who has had the same struggles and doubts that I have. He is also one who learned to say Yes to God in many ventures that have brought countless people to believe in Jesus. One might correctly assume that he is an overachiever. Yes, he is an overachiever in the sense that, like me, he believed he had to do something to make himself worthy of Christs love and sacrifice.
The author has been working for the Lord for many years and has travelled around the world to bring Gods love to life for people of all ages. His life for Christ has been busy, and he is always doing, doing, doing. He shares that one day it was as if the Lord asked, Son, if I were to put you in a coma and you could not talk to others about Me, could not serve me in any way, would I be enough for you? (p. 37) I cringed at the question, having many things I thought important taken away in recent years. Even the relationship I had with my Savior wasnt as solid as I tried to make it. I questioned the few things I could still do was I doing them out of love for God, because His love had changed and moved me, or was I doing them from fear. Fear that they werent enough for God to love me. And God saw fit to put this book in my hands.
Whether one is new in faith or a long-term believer, this book can be a blessing. Using scripture verses that may be familiar to you, the author shows how God loves us. He shows the three scriptures that are, for him, the cornerstones of his walk with God. Check them out. Chew on them for a day, a week or more. Maybe they will speak to you as they have me, or add one that is part of your walk with the Lord.
There is one great truth to take away from this book about Gods love for you that can change your relationship with Him, your love for others, and your service for Him. I wont spoil it but I will share three questions from the back of the book:
WHAT IF CHRISTIANITY WAS A JOYOUS DANCE WITH GOD?
WHAT IF WE GAVE UP RELIGION AND SIMPLY LET HIM HOLD AND ADORE US?
WHAT IF WE FELL SO DEEPLY IN LOVE WITH HIM THAT SERVING AND OBEYING WAS OUR GREATEST PRIVILEGE?
If you learned a lot of religion over the years, a part of you might by jumping up and down, waving a sign that says NO that dancing with God is almost blasphemy that being in love with God is for children. Say yes to being still long enough to let God love you through His Word as the author has been blessed to do so, a man who learned to say Yes to God. To journey deeper into the heart of God, part of this books title, is part of my hearts desire. I hope it is or becomes yours, also.
The Jesus Experience Journey Deeper into the Heart of God is a must for every Christians library. Study your Bible with it, share it, gift others with copies for Gods love is in His Word, in Christ Jesus and His Holy Spirit and others in this broken, hurting world are in desperate need of it.
With a heart more grateful than they can imagine, I received a copy of this book from Barbour Publishing, Inc. in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own, and no monetary compensation was received for this review.