I've been enjoying Anne's book, Disciplines of the Beautiful Woman and admit to reading ahead much farther than I've taken time to write about. Her style is so personable and relevant. It's like she is talking specifically to the reader. The first chapter is about making important life decisions and then using the disciplines of Christian maturity to reach goals set as a result of them. Anne speaks of becoming thirstier and thirstier for God in her life. She read Ephesians 3:19, "That you might be filled up to the fullness of God." That scripture spoke to her heart and she writes "How can you put the ocean in a teacup? What you haven't experienced, you never understand." A little farther along in the chapter she compares her life to the planets that revolve around the sun, desiring that Jesus be central to her life with all her actions and thoughts revolving around Him as centerpiece. From her 21 year old son she was reminded that only Jesus satisfies and his comment drew her to this verse: "I will give you abundant water for your thirst and for your parched fields. And I will pour out my Spirit and my blessings on your children. They shall thrive like watered grass, like willows on a river bank. I am the Lord's, they'll proudly say." Isa. 44:3 - 5 TLB. Anne concludes that Spirit-motivated disciplines facilitate the Christian walk; that the disciplines of life are what get you to where you want to go.
May your day be blessed and happy! I'm off to water the herbs and plant some new flowers today.