Goodness knows weve all been in pits before and wondered how we get ourselves out of them. This message is certainly good and helpful in times like those. I didnt pick this book up now because Im currently struggling in a pit, rather I love Beth Moores teaching (and if youve been following this blog, are well aware of that fact) and I had this in my pile at home. Time to get through these books and either swap them on PaperBackSwap or give away to those who want to read them. I dont keep books around because (as I once heard in a movie), I like to lighten my load.
Anyway, this is probably one of my favorite Beth Moore books yet. Despite the fact that I couldnt necessarily relate at this season in my life, her teaching is clear, and this is also probably the most entertaining book of hers to read. Her husband, Keith, who she references often and is madly in love with, authors the Foreword of the book. They are such an adorable couple and I love how contagious their faith and beliefs are!
Beth teaches there are three ways we find ourselves in pits: We are thrown in (think: young child gets abused by a parent), we slip in when we are distracted (think: someone who just wants to watch their weight and then find themselves dealing with a serious eating disorder), and we jump into a pit knowing we shouldnt be there (think: someone who wanted to have an affair or someone who wanted to steal that money). Of course there are tons and tons of other examples, and weve probably all been in pits through all of these methods- albeit different types of pits. We just cant help ourselves. Were human and we make mistakes regularly.
Several though-provoking points stuck out throughout this book:
* When we wont forgive, the people we often want to be around least because theyve hurt us so badly are the very people we take with us emotionally everywhere we go.
* Remember, Gods pursuit is relationship. Confession is one way we talk back after He speaks. He initiates conversation through conviction, and we answer back through confession.
* Without Jesus, history reads just like prophecy.
* Smooth living invariably, eventually, makes for sloppy spirituality.
* No family is perfect, and perhaps none less so than the one that tries to convince us it is.
* Our hearts and minds still need considerable healing as long as somewhere deep inside we still associate fun with sin.
Those are just a few nuggets in this book filled with biblically sound teaching and instruction on how to protect ourselves from falling into a pit. God is always there ready to deliver us if only we seek Him and ask. This was brilliantly written, Beths humble attitude and willingness to share her trials to help others grow is endearing, and I highly recommend this book!
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This book is a refreshing way of making a break with those things that drag us down in life. Whether it's a current habit or situation that is keeping you from living your best life or the specter of a past trouble, Beth Moore reminds us that this is human, that we all face these struggles, and that we all possess the ability to get past them and life our own best life.