Needing a Change in Perspective

I’ve been reading a few different books lately and just wanted to share two of them with you this morning.

The first book is called Plan B by Pete Wilson

So many good truths and great perspectives in this book. Its an easy read, but such a necessary read. He takes the Bible and uses a lot of well known stories and points out the attributes of God and how that impacts and changes people as they walk through a “plan B” period in life. I mean Joseph probably didn’t plan his life out and dream about spending a few years in prison, but yet it happened that way, and God was still with him. Naomi didn’t plan her life out and dream about her husband and sons dying, but yet it happened and God provided her with Ruth to support her, we misquote scripture saying God won’t give us more than we can handle, while God continually contradicts that statements by stating that its His strength, not ours, that will handle stuff for us.  The list could go on, but the main point is that oftentimes we miss the blessings of who God is when we are in the midst of a part of life that doesn’t look the way we want it to.

This book has been a huge blessing to me right now. I have loved reading it, and I keep going back and rereading parts. Such great truths that continually point me back to Jesus. Love it!

Kisses from Katie by Katie Davis

This is a missionary biography that will have you getting up out of your seats and wanting to go change the world. I’ve read her blog for awhile, but the book is even more encouraging. Her unbelievable faith and complete obedience to God are inspiring to say the least. I received this book right about the time I was needing some big encouragement and a perspective shift about what God is and will do in my life and around me. A big shift is what I got. Perspective is everything and Katie’s perspective on life is a perspective I needed to be immersed in for awhile.

I’ve written before about how I’ve been in a season of waiting for awhile.  For a long while actually.  I’ve been patiently and not so patiently waiting on the Lord for a specific answer and just when I was getting weary of waiting, He plopped these two books in my lap.  God is so good.

4 Responses to “Needing a Change in Perspective”

  1. Melodie November 29, 2011 at 3:26 pm #

    I actually ordered Kisses from Katie the day it came out and still haven’t opened it yet because I have my nose in some other. So I loaned it to a friend and when she’s done with it, I’ll be diving it. Glad you’ve enjoyed it so far.

    • kari November 29, 2011 at 7:52 pm #

      I finished it in four days its that good =) Brent was pretty excited when I finished it so he could see my face again. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

  2. Pete Wilson November 29, 2011 at 4:11 pm #

    Thanks so much for reading Plan B. I’m glad God used it in your life. Your comments on the book sincerely meant a lot to me.

    • kari November 29, 2011 at 7:55 pm #

      Thank you for taking the time to comment as well. And thank you for sacrificing your time to write this book! God has used it tremendously in my life.

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