Enfolded in God’s Arms
Do you ever feel that you are not good enough? Or have you become an expert at putting on your “Sunday face” and saying things are okay when they really aren’t? I think most of us can relate to both of those questions – at least at certain times in our lives.
This month I have been working through a devotional book on learning how, through God’s Word to not only heal past hurts, but ways to move forward and grow through application of the Word in my life. As a woman of faith, I know spending time in the Word is important. As a mom of a large family I also understand how challenging this can be in reality. If I am not really careful, life gets in the way of my quiet time.
I’ve enjoyed this book from the position of a gentle reminder that life is a season and that we like the seasons need to keep moving forward and not try to drag all the previous seasons baggage with us.
Award-Winning Finalist in both the “Christian Non-Fiction” and “Spirituality” categories of the 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Awards
Enfolded in God’s Arms offers forty compassionate and insightful reflections that will gently guide you into a tender spiritual embrace. Experience times of healing, change, and growth in a special season with Jesus. Discover new perspectives as wounds are soothed and life moves forward.
Reflect on meditations that illuminate the love of Jesus in the everyday hurts of life
Find tender scriptures, hopeful prayers, positive questions, and silent moments with God
Receive thoughtful affirmation as you search for peace
Embrace your inner healing from within the sacred space in your heart. Hold hands with Jesus as you contemplate this peaceful garden of comforting reflections. Allow God’s tender love to enfold you and restore the broken places of your soul.
About the Author:
A uniquely creative and transparent speaker, Lisa Aré Wulf has shared her journey with Christian women’s groups throughout the country. She and her husband, Calvin, have spoken in churches across the denominational spectrum and their articles have appeared in dozens of publications. Before entering the ministry, Lisa was elected twice to the Colorado Springs City Council. She is also a retired CPA, a former radio talk show host, and was a professional orchestral musician. Currently she teaches college accounting online. Lisa is a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary and holds two degrees from the University of Colorado. She is also a vowed oblate in the Order of Julian of Norwich. Calvin and Lisa have four children, are happy emptynesters, and live in Colorado. For more information about Lisa Aré Wulf, please visit www.lisaarewulf.com.
I have enjoyed working through this book. It is perfect for a quick morning study to get your heart and mind in the right place before heading off to our busy days. I find myself thinking about the topic of the day as I go about my business.
The book is broken into 40 daily studies. Each topic falls under an area that most of us can relate to as adults.
Just like the seasons, our life has seasons. The reference to Ecclesiastes 3:1 kicks off the book: “There is a time for everything, and a season for every action under the heaven“.
A time to heal – understanding our pain and source of it is needed to move past it and heal.
A time to change – letting go of the old creature and growing to be more Christ like. How often do we keep reliving the old things and allow them to draw us back in? Put those things away and focus on eternity with Christ.
A time with Jesus – daily quiet time with Jesus shouldn’t only be when we have time. It has to be a priority if we are to remain faithful.
A time to grow – just reading the Word isn’t enough. We are to be the hands and feet of Jesus in this world. Sharing the Good News is the best way I have seen for growth in a Christian life.
All of these seasons have challenges and can be painful at times. They also have such blessings and joy if we will look around and see it.
One of my favorite verses mentioned in the book is Isaiah 43:1b-3a:
Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.
For I am the Lord your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior;
Amen! I do not have to dear the seasons of life. Being a child of God, I know who my savior is and that He loves me so much. In fact, He came and died to pay the price of sin. A price that I could not ever pay.
Enfolded in God’s Arms by Lisa Aré Wulf is a devotional series that I found helpful and encouraging. Each day there is a Scripture verse discussed along with a short Devotional to read and a few questions to get you thinking. The day is closed with a prayer and an area for a journal entries if you need to write something down.
I have been reading the scripture and devotional before my prayer and then looking over the questions before heading off for the day. I mull over the questions during my day and then take a few moments to note my thoughts and plan of action in the journal space before heading to bed at night. For me it has been a nice way to close my day with clearing my thoughts and spending some time in prayer on them.
In the middle of each daily study, after reading the devotional and scripture, there is also a time for us to “Be Still for a Silent Moment with God.” Love the reminder that we need to take time to be still and let the Words of God sink in. Just be still…listen to the Words..listen to the meaning of the inspired Word of God.
I would recommend Enfolded in God’s Arms by Lisa Aré Wulf to just about everyone I know. We all have past hurts and pains. We all have issues we are struggling with day to day. We all have struggles we “can’t seem to shake.” I found her book to be challenging but not threatening..more like a trusted friend or sister that sees our pain and has walked the path we are on now.
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