Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Book Review: Glory Days

book review glory days max lucado
Last week, I shared here a few inspirational books that are currently on my “to-read” list. I told you briefly about Glory Days: Living Your Promised Land Life Now by Max Lucado with the promise of a book review once I was finished with it. Well…here ya go!
Note: This book was provided byBookLookBloggers for an open and honest review. This post does contain affiliate links.
As Christians, there are times where we can feel like we’re stuck in a rut. Maybe we are continually battling the same temptations, or we just feel like we’re going in circles. Maybe we feel like life isn’t as perfect right now as it could be and we are impatient for the “good days” to hurry up and get here.
This book challenges all of that. Max Lucado plainly states that our glory days are now. Right now. Right where we are. We don’t have to wait for heaven to be free from temptation and sin, there is victory now.
He uses the illustration of the Israelites being led by Joshua into the land of Canaan and their defeat of Jericho and surrounding towns. When we became Christians, God immediately endowed us with an inheritance: the tools that we need to overcome sin and temptation. To overcome fear and worry. This is the same inheritance that Jesus received. So often though, we don’t tap into that overwhelming power. Maybe we think that power is not for us or our circumstances don’t allow it. Max Lucado says, “If we are coheirs with Christ, why do we struggle through life? Our inheritance is perfect peace, yet we feel like a perfect mess. We have access to the joy level of Jesus yet plod along like dyspeptic donkeys. God promises to meet every need, yet we still worry and fear. Why?”
God has given us so many promises in His Word about our inheritance and yet we don’t live like we’ve inherited anything. Another quote: “You are embedded with the presence of God. Don’t measure your life by your ability; measure it by God’s. Even though you can’t forgive, God can. And since He can, you can. You can’t break the habit, but God can. Since He can, you can…And since you have access to every blessing of heaven, you, in time, will find strength.”
Max goes on to talk about how the Israelites stepped forward in faith to claim their Promised Land, their inheritance. We have the same opportunity in front of us and that is what Max challenges us to do in this book.

No comments :

Post a Comment