Robin Jones Gunn is a fun women's author. She has many series out that I have enjoyed but her latest series is the Sisterchick Series. Book 7 came out last week and I had pre-ordered it from Amazon so I would have it right away. In each book Robin Gunn takes 2 ladies, different ladies in each book, on an adventure somewhere in the world and along the way they learn something about God and about friendships. Usually the women are in their 50's so it is fun to imagine going with some girlfriends at my mothers age and gallivanting around the world. In this book they travel to England. It is full of little bits of British History and British literature. I am now dreaming of the day I can go to England!
The main verse that ran through this book was from Jeremiah, "I will give them hearts that will recognize me as LORD. They will be my people, and I will be their God, for they will return to me wholeheartedly." Do you recognize the Lord in the everyday? Do we give our hearts wholeheartedly to God and His plans for us? This book is a nice light read but it also really got me thinking about these ideas. The sisterchicks also realized that God is a giver. He wants to bestow gifts on us, we just need to stop and accept them. This is a line form the book, our "expectations are small, Gods gifts to us are immense." O, So true! Sometimes I feel guilty for all I have. But I need to stop that feeling and just revel in all he has blessed me with. He is a God that giveth and taketh away and I am in a period where he is giving. I need to open my heart and recognize the LORD in my blessings and be content.