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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst- Beautiful comfort when life leaves you hurting

My Thoughts:

I discovered that a hug can honestly be conveyed through words as I felt comforted and understood while reading the pages of Uninvited. Lysa TerKeurst engages with personal stories of isolation, rejection, and doors being closed in her life. Ya'll, we've all been there. Feeling less than, left out and lonely? Ouch. It's a  feeling of isolation with a sting that lasts for a long time. Emotions such as anger and frustration come to mind along with the desire to withdraw and mourn the loss of something you desired- a friendship, love, opportunity, etc. This book came into my life at exactly the right time as doors are closing left and right in my life. I was desperate to gain some control until I began to see things in a new way while reading Uninvited. God is always, always in control and He knows exactly what doors need to be opened and shut in my life. His plan is perfect and God knows the end of the chapter you're experiencing, too, while we only see what is currently happening. God knows what is BEST for you right now. He knows what you truly need. Beautiful.

I wanted to highlight SO much in this book! "Yes, I've been there!" "Yes, it's going to be ok!"  The devil is vicious, but he's not victorious. Lies flee in the presence of truth. Today's disappointment is making room for tomorrow's appointment. Amen!

View your situation as being set apart, not set aside. "To be set aside is to be rejected. To be set apart is to be given an assignment that requires preparation." There is a reason for this season and it's not to harm you. And these words are precious, indeed. "No person's rejection can ever exempt me from God's for me. Period. No question mark. Thank you, Lord.

Every person should read this book. Uninvited is a healing balm for the brokenhearted. God's love for us is so real and rich but the world can pull us away from Him. Thank you, Lysa TerKeurst for sharing your stories and guiding us back to the One who loves us more than we can ever understand. Thank you, God, for always being there.

Book Description

The enemy wants us to feel rejected . . . left out, lonely, and less than. When we allow him to speak lies through our rejection, he pickpockets our purpose. Cripples our courage. Dismantles our dreams. And blinds us to the beauty of Christ’s powerful love.
In Uninvited, Lysa shares her own deeply personal experiences with rejection—from the incredibly painful childhood abandonment by her father to the perceived judgment of the perfectly toned woman one elliptical over.
With biblical depth, gut-honest vulnerability, and refreshing wit, Lysa helps readers: • Release the desire to fall apart or control the actions of others by embracing God-honoring ways to process their hurt. • Know exactly what to pray for the next ten days to steady their soul and restore their confidence. • Overcome the two core fears that feed our insecurities by understanding the secret of belonging. • Stop feeling left out and start believing that "set apart" does not mean "set aside." • End the cycle of perceived rejection by refusing to turn a small incident into a full blown issue.
*I was given an ebook copy of this book by BookLook bloggers. All my posts are honest and my own.*