Thursday, January 7, 2010

"The Applause of Heaven" - Max Lucado

What a wonderful book! "The Applause of Heaven" looks at the Beatitudes and brings them to life with stories and lessons for everyone. Two of my favorite passages are:
pg. 51 "But when you mourn, when you get to the point of sorrow for your sins, when you admit that you have no other option but to cast all your cares on Him, and when there is truly no other name that you can call, then cast all your cares on Him, for He is waiting in the midst of the storm."
pg. 66 "And it is when we are out of options that we are most ready for God's surprises."
Max Lucado masterfully points out weaknesses we may have purposely to show the strengths we gain by trusting and relying on God. As he states on page 116, "You change your life by changing your heart."

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