So many times we listen to every other “voice” in our life instead of the one voice that means the most.
The great I Am.
I have read Courtney Joseph’s book, Women Living Well: Finding Your Joy in God, Your Man, Your Kids and Your Home and with all of the encouraging, heart felt, TRUE words she wrote, this one small paragraph is The Most Important to me.
“Voices. They come at us from every side.
We listen to the voices on the iPad. The iPod. The iPhone.
But are we listening to the voice of the great I Am?”
This is so true and evident in today’s world. There is so much going on and I for one can relate to this statement. I often times feel overwhelmed with all of the “voices” going on and on and on around me.
It is not unusual for me to come home from the grocery store and hear, “Mama, what did you get?”
“Mama, what’s for dinner?”
“Hey babe, did you get what I asked for?”
Do I answer them all? Of course.
Do I feel like I am being pulled in a thousand directions? Oh my, YES!
The beeps coming from my iPhone, the blips and beeps from the iPad, the dings from the microwave, the scratch of toenails from my dogs, the meowing from the cats, the banging from my fingers on the computer keys…Voices & Noise.
Yet through it all I yearn to be beckoned by a still small voice that settles my soul and drowns out all of the rest.
The voice of my loving and peace filled Father.
Round and round I go, feeling lost and dizzy from this merry-go-round we call life. I am dizzy and drunk with technology and the finer things in life. Yet deep down I know that the one thing I need the most is getting lost in the noise.
Reading Courtney’s book has given me a new lease on this thing called life. As I read it I kinda felt like this was my life preserver and it was my last hope of survival. I know it sounds drastic but some days all I felt like doing was throw in the towel and calling it quits.
Being a wife is HARD.
This mama is so worn out and motherhood is really, really, REALLY HARD some days.
Homeschooling is HARD.
Being a small business owner is HARD.
But I was calling out to God. I was trying to find my way home. I was reaching out to the great I AM in hopes that He had not forgotten me.
Then this amazing opportunity practically fell in my lap. A Book Launch Team for one of those Amazing, Christ-like, Homeschoolin’ Mamas I envy (a little) and am in awe of. Yes, the Lord knew I needed to be under His loving Grace and Mercy again and He placed me….little ‘ole me right in the thick of things and allowed me to be chosen to help this incredibly awesome woman of God get her message out.
You wanna know what that message is?
We Are All Struggling to do the Same Things.
Women of God, yearning to do better. Be better. Live better. Hear His Voice.
I was so relieved that when I was reading, I mean seriously, I was washed in relief…Courtney is just like me. She too is making the effort, each and every day…just.like.me.
The more I read, the more I fell in love with this woman that had enough guts to step out of her comfort zone and lay her life on the line for every person to see, criticize, applaud, cry with, heal and simply try harder.
There hasn’t been a better book for me lately in regards to finding my alone time with my almighty God, how to work at being a better wife, how to love my children more and how to love being a homemaker. This book has filled me to the brim with encouragement and plenty of guilt. Yeah, the guilt and Holy Spirit conviction hit me pretty much in the first few pages…but it was all done with the encouragement and love of a woman who has been in the exact same place as me.
If I were to meet this wonderful woman, I would be hesitant to not hug her and act like I have known her forever. This book gave me such a glimpse into her life, I felt like I was invited in to her home and offered a cup of tea while we chit chatted about life. Nothing like it…
~~~~~~~~ AND now for the Big News ~~~~~~~~
Starting Monday I am going to open a Giveaway for this incredible book!
Yep, you will have a chance to enter to win a FREE Signed by Courtney Joseph herself copy of Women Living Well, Finding Your Joy in God, Your Man, Your Kids and Your Home.
So Make sure to come back Monday to enter to win!
This is a book that every woman needs. It matters not if you are single, married, have kids, don’t have kids, homeschool or public school…this book is one of the best books of encouragement for today’s woman.
Be blessed and see you back here Monday, September 30th!
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