Thursday, February 25, 2016

Come Empty by Saundra Dalton-Smith - REVEIWED

About the book: 

Come Empty: Pour Out Life's Hurts and Receive God's Healing Love (SonRise Devotionals, March 2015)

When a water vessel is filled with dirt and stones, it cannot be used to quench a thirst.

But, when this vessel is emptied, there is an opportunity to fill it until it overflows with fresh, cool, life-giving water. Water that quenches. Refreshes. Soothes.

Our souls are the same: filled with fear, doubt, and disappointment. Running over with unanswered prayers and lingering questions. When we empty the mess of our lives in the presence of God, we're offered an invitation to come. An invitation that allows us to come empty --- so that we can be filled until we overflow.

Come Empty: Pour Out Life's Hurts and Receive God's Healing Love guides you through fifty days of experiencing the fullness of God's love and His ability to overcome life's hurts. Each day, you will receive assurance of God's presence in your difficult situations. Each devotion gives new vision and perspective when you're hindered by emotional blind spots, and leads you to experience God's peace and wholeness. When His invitation is accepted, He will set your captive mind and heart free to live fully by His grace. The question is not if you will get an invitation. The question is, will you come? 

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My Thoughts:
Will you accept life’s invitation to come empty and be filled?”  (p. 29)

Saundra Dalton-Smith has written a devotional that will be a gift of healing to many!  The format of each daily devotional is brief and direct, and contains what I think is the key to unlocking and letting go of the past – God’s Word.  Dalton-Smith includes a passage from the Bible to ingest and digest….to take into your heart and allow your life to be transformed.  She wants to encourage readers to come empty of themselves and be filled with God’s presence.

This call to “Come Empty” has reached the ears of many.  Once again, I’m encountering countless avenues encouraging me to be free from the messages from my past, my religious preconceived notions, the hurt and pain from tragedy, to empty myself of everything except the truth of God’s Word. The author is correct when she says this process will be painful along the way.  Sometimes we hold onto our hurts and our woundedness with far more tenacity than we use to cling to the Truth found in God’s Word.

If done as suggested, you won’t move through this devotional quickly, but your life will be transformed by the renewing of your mind as you feed on God’s Word and make an effort to apply its truth to your life circumstance!

I highly recommend this book! 

About the author:

Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith is a Board Certified internal medicine physician. She shares with audiences nationwide on the topics of eliminating limiting emotions, finding grace in difficult places, and experiencing personal renewal by drawing near to God. Dr. Dalton-Smith is a national and international media resource on the mind, body, spirit connection and has been featured in Women's Day, Redbook, and First For Women magazine. She is the founder of I Choose My Best Life. Her other books include award-winning Set Free to Live Free: Breaking Through the 7 Lies Women Tell Themselves.

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