October 19, 2017

Live Like You Mean It

Posted on August 12, 2016 by in Book Reviews

Are you looking for some encouragement? Shop no further – you’ve found it!

If you want a book to inspire you to “live fully and grab life with both hands” this book will certainly do the trick. Author, speaker, and singer Kathy Troccoli believes that life is full of rich gifts just waiting to be opened, but many women are missing out on the joy and adventure of living to the fullest.

An excerpt from Live Like You Mean It

I was at a women’s event and was passing a line of tables filled with books and Bible studies. One in particular caught my eye. It had a one-word title: Why? A tear was dripping from the bottom of the letter y. How simple yet powerful the meaning of that cover was. It represented everyone on this earth who has a pulse. It is the cry of our hearts amidst the pain.

I thought about the thousands of times that it was the only word I spoke to God when I couldn’t utter anything else. I thought about how many times people I love have spoken the same word. “Why?” enters the heavens and heads straight into His throne room, and I believe those cries hit merciful ears.

Although God holds the future and sees the whole of eternity, He knows that we have limited ability to process His plans and purposes. He knows that we get focused on our pain and not on Him. Our problems cloud His promises. Scripture says that we see with veiled faces. Our vision is blurred. We forget that whatever the need is, He will be the provision. Missionary James Hudson Taylor wrote, “I have found that there are three stages in every great work of God: first it is impossible, then it is difficult, then it is done.”

God said it would rain. Noah believed Him. Everyone else laughed. The water came down in buckets.

Joseph was betrayed by his brothers. He spent eleven years as a slave and two years in prison. He went from those confines to Pharaoh’s palace and became governor of Egypt.

Lazarus was Jesus’ dear friend. When Jesus heard Lazarus was dead He waited three days to see him. No one understood. Then Jesus came and called him back to life.

Jesus hung on a cross. He was mocked and tortured. All seemed hopeless. He rose from the dead three days later.

All of these situations involved waiting. As followers of Jesus, it’s no different for us. But something happens to us in the wait, if we let it. The apostle Peter described that something in beautiful terms; “And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast” (1Peter 5:10).

The people I know who have waited on God and trusted Him in their pain are strong, firm and steadfast. They are living proof to me of the words of Bishop Handley Moule: “There is no situation so chaotic that God cannot – from that situation – create something that is surpassingly good. He did it at creation. He did it at the cross. He is doing it today.”

In the book we are encouraged to live life La Dolce Vitawhich is Italian for “the sweet life” or “the good life”. It’s a very GOOD read.

ORDER and/or read a portion of it on Amazon’s LOOK INSIDE sample HERE.

A SPECIAL BLESSING: This book is available to be given away to the 1st person who requests it by emailing us at lynn@santafegoodnews.com because we have read it and we want to bless someone.

 

 

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