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Religion - Christian Life - Spiritual Growth
Living Close to God (When You’re Not Good At It) by Gene Edwards
The purpose of this book is to develop a spiritual fellowship with God other than by prayer and Bible study. Our minds have a tendency to race. Fellowship with God is not developed in this way. Quietness and slowing down seems to be one of the keys as we talk to God and tell Him that we love Him. It can be anytime and anyplace throughout the day.
Reading Scripture very slowly phrase by phrase and allowing God to talk to you through the words as you meditate. Jesus is our spiritual food and drink. As spirit and breath are the same word in Greek, breathing and calling on His name becomes what Edwards calls “a handle” to spirituality.
Expressing our love for Jesus as we praise Him becomes another “handle”. We express our love to Him and not about Him. Reminders may be necessary at first to remember to be quiet, slow down, give our love to Jesus, talk to Him throughout the day. Start and end the day with Jesus. These are not rigid, timed exercises but spiritual thoughts forever with us.
Taking these ideas into your life can add a new dimension to your spirituality. I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.
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