Will of God as a Way of Lifeby Jerry Lawson Sittser
Many of us believe that walking in God's will means doing nothing unless he tells us to. From careers to marriage partners to all the other choices life offers, we won't make a move without direct guidance from heaven. But this
Practical help for finding and following God's will for your life with insights into God's dynamic, multi-faceted purpose for your life.
Many of us believe that walking in God's will means doing nothing unless he tells us to. From careers to marriage partners to all the other choices life offers, we won't make a move without direct guidance from heaven. But this approach can immobilize us, and it was not modeled by the apostles and early believers. They didn't fret over discovering God's willthey just lived it daily. The Will of God as a Way of Life is a refreshing, liberating look at God's will that empowers us to navigate life with confidence. By demystifying our decisions and directing our focus from the future to the moment at hand, this profound book helps us reclaim the mystery, faith, and adventure that are our spiritual birthright. With wisdom, Gerald Sittser considers the nature of our callings, the importance of small things, our astonishing freedom to choose, the ways God speaks, the reality of suffering, the paradoxes of life, and other intermeshing aspects of God's will. “We want to know what extraordinary deed we can perform for God sometime in the futurethe ephemeral ‘will of God,'” writes Sittser. “But it is not the big things we want to do with such bravura, but the little things we must do every day that constitute his true will.” Sittser helps us reframe our priorities. Are we loving God, our family and friends, and those around us? Are we being faithful? Honest? Diligent in what lies before us? Some of us struggle with what we're supposed to do in order to please God. Others of us feel certain that our mistakes have disqualified us from his perfect plan for our lives. The Will of God as a Way of Life offers a different, better vision. No matter what our circumstances, we can enter right now into God's will for usthe will of a wise and loving Father who knows how to weave all of our choices into a redemptive masterpiece.
Author Biography: Jerry L. Sittser is a professor of religion at Whitworth College. He holds a master of divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary and a doctorate in history from the University of Chicago. He is the author of several books, including the best-selling A Grace Disguised.
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