September 21, 2006

Blogging Again

It has been over a month since I last blogged anything so I thought I had better get back into the habit again. I have been busy, very busy, and just felt like I didn't have anything valuable to say. I have been studying and have finished another wonderful book. Here is just a brief review in case you are looking for something new to mediate upon.

I just finished Arthur Wellington Pink's fascinating book entitled, "Holy Spirit." I found it used at my local Half Price bookstore and picked it up for under $5. I was looking for his book, "The Attributes of God," which is listed on the House of Education booklist as a suggested devotional/study. Well, I couldn't find AOG at the store so I purchased this other book. My, oh my, what a life changing book. If you have ever wondered about the working of the Holy Spirit and felt as though you didn't quite understand his role, his gifts, and his mercy, then this book is definitely a "must-read."

Pink's book is not a quick read, so bear that in mind. I spent about three weeks reading it, roughly a chapter or partial chapter (on the most meaty ones) a day. The chapters are deep and thoughtful and encourage serious mediation. I was actually sad when I got to the last chapter in the book -- just the thought I not having something to think upon each day was difficult to even consider.

But, the goodness of God, made the study all the worthwhile. I learned how to worship the Spirit and how to keep from grieving Him. I also learned about the Spirit's gift of grace and realized just how empowered I am as a believer in Christ. If you are unsure of your relationship with God the Father; His precious son, Jesus; and His dear sweet comforter, consider reading this book today. I can guarantee you it will change your life.

I found Pink's "Attributes of God" online and have just printed it out for my next study/devotion. You can read this book or his "Holy Spirit" only through the following website:

Pink's Archive

My encouragement to you is to consider spending as much time as possible in devotional study (and Bible study, of course). I was never one to read very many devotional books but over the past 6-7 months, I have given it more time in my day and it has radically changed my heart, my mind, and my desires.

Blessings to you!

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