When we struggle to quiet our lives and our hearts enough to focus on God, Jesus knows exactly how we feel. And what I know from passages in Matthew and Luke is that despite the desperate situation in which He found Himself, He resisted temptation. The angels served Him, He leaned on His knowledge of Scripture and faith in God, and He resisted. So what does that mean for me, as I think about one more failed attempt at a simple quiet time?
It means this: Our Lord and Savior isn’t just the One who can quench our thirst and ease our pain. He is worthy of our praise and adoration, but He also is intimately familiar with our challenges and our struggles. He knows the strength it requires to seek Him and abide with Him, and He knows that, without Him, we will perish in the wilderness.
Let’s remember this truth as we look ahead to the Lenten season. Let’s prepare our hearts, joining with one another on this journey to the cross. I wrote this book with women of all stages in mind so that we can better experience the power and wonder of Easter with more intentionality and depth."
And that's it. Lovely thoughts and depth of heart. So I thought I'd show you this wonderful story behind the story of how/why this tool was inspired. If you saw my video about this book, I'm still looking for some assistance in ideas for putting stations of the cross in my backyard. ;-)
(and it's still FREE SHIPPING! I just noticed this - yay! - don't know how long it will last though...)