His mother suggested this morning spiritual discipline in 1976. The first time he tried it, it changed his life and he's been doing it ever since.
What Beaudine's mother suggested was getting two chairs, sitting in one and expecting God to sit in the other one. God wants to spend time with us every morning, Beaudine assures us. God has been waiting for times like this when He has our attention and can talk to us.
Beaudine shares his own experience with this discipline and the experiences of many others. He helps us through the initial difficulties informing us that it will take time. The examples he includes helps us understand how we might experience God in this way. He also covers the obstacles we might encounter and give practical steps for the discipline.
To get us on our way, Beaudine asks three disruptive questions:
Does God know your situation?
Is it too hard for Him to handle?
Does He have a good plan for you?
This spiritual discipline is profound. “The idea that the Creator of the universe and the King of kings, God Himself, is waiting to meet with you seems too good to be true. But it is true.” (42) The challenge is believing God will actually speak with us. Examples of the experiences of others that Beaudine has included really encourages us to begin our morning as he suggests.
I highly recommend this book. God does want an intimate relationship with each of us and this morning routine will set the stage for vital communication. We can start by asking, as Beaudine suggests, “God, is there one thing You would like me to change today?”
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My rating: 4/5 stars.
Bob Beaudine is the president and CEO of Eastman & Beaudine and recognized as the top sports and entertainment search executive in the U.S. Beaudine also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Rangers. He and his wife have three adult daughters and live in Plano, Texas.
Worthy, 192 pages.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.