The wilderness. Maybe you know it well.
The Israelites sure did. After all, they spent forty years wandering the desert. Victories were scarce. Progress was slow. They were free from Pharaoh but not free from fear. Saved but stuck.
Sounds a lot like midlife misery. Caught in a rut. Stalled out. Running on empty. Are you mired in the same?
You can name the day you became a Christian and escaped Egypt. But you can't remember the last time you defeated a temptation or experienced an answered prayer. You're fighting the same battles you fought the day you came to Christ. You're out of Egypt, but Egypt's not out of you.
Isn't the Christian life supposed to be better than this?
Jesus offers abundant joy. Yet you live with oppressive grief. The epistles speak of grace. You shoulder guilt. You are more than a conqueror yet are commonly conquered by temptation or weaknesses.
But there's good news. With God's help you can close the gap between the person you are and the person you want to be. Like Joshua and the Israelites, you can move from a wilderness existence into a promised inheritance.
This is God's vision for your life. You, at full throttle. You, as you were intended. You, as victor over the Jerichos and giants. You, minus the stumbles, hurts, and hate.
You and your Promised Land life.
In Glory Days, Max Lucado takes the Israelites' journey chronicled in Joshua to show how Christians can get out of the wilderness and find their Canaan, their Promised Land.
There's nothing earth-shattering here. I already knew everything Lucado had to say ... but the way he presented it made me think, "I can do that!" For example, Lucado says the most important step to spiritual growth is reading the Bible. Of course that's true, and of course I've heard it before ... maybe it will sink in this time?
Each chapter is incredibly practical and reads like a mini sermon (an interesting one). Lucado uses scripture to back up every point he makes.
I finished this book with passages highlighted, notes jotted in the margins, and much to think about. I highly recommend it! 5 stars.
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Are you stuck in the wilderness known as midlife misery? Can you name the day you became a Christian but can’t remember the last time you defeated a temptation or experienced an answered prayer? Find encouragement in Max Lucado's new book, Glory Days. With God’s help you can close the gap between the person you are and the person you want to be. Like Joshua and the Israelites, you can move from a wilderness existence into a promised inheritance.
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