You have a plan for the rest of your life. God has a plan for the rest of your life. Are they the same? Say Yes to Godaformerly titled Dangerous Surrenderawill help you find the answer. You have expectations for how your life will play out, and you hope those plans will become realities. But what if Godas plan for your life is far different from what you had in mind? Can you accept that? Will you surrender your goals for Godas? Kay Warren had a plan. Together with her husband, Rick Warren, author of the megaseller The Purpose Driven Life, she planned that after her kids were grown, shead travel the world, teaching and encouraging couples in ministry. It was a good plan. But it wasnat what God had in mind for her. In her own startling wake-up call, Kay discovered the shocking realities of the AIDS pandemic in Africa while reading a magazine. aI want to use you!a she heard God say. That began the struggleafirst to avoid Godas call and then to surrender herself to God. She cried out to God, aWhy are you bothering me with this? Thereas nothing I can do about it. Iam just an ordinary person. What could one person do about such a gigantic problem?a But God had grabbed her attention and wouldnat let go. If youave ever struggled with knowing and doing Godas will, this book is for you. With raw honesty, Kay goes straight to the heart of the matter: the bottom line is surrender. Will you say yes to God? Along the way sheall introduce you to othersapeople like youawho have said yes to God and have made a difference in the world. Using their skills, energy, faith, and a willingness to take risks, they became powerful instruments of change and tools in Godas hands. Giving in to God isnat easy. Itas not for cowards. Itas the boldest, riskiest step youall ever take. This dangerous surrender can bring both joy and pain, both heartache and ecstasy, but it enables you to know God in a far deeper way than ever before. aI had to make a conscious decision. Would I retreat to my comfortable life and to my settled plans? Or would I surrender to Godas call and let my heart engage with the cause to which he called me one that I was pretty sure would include buckets of pain and sorrow? I felt like I was standing on the edge of a giant precipice; I couldnat go back, and yet the way forward looked like stepping into a void.a Kay Warren took that step, choosing to say yes to God. That decision transformed her life and reshaped her future. She invites you to do the same. Youall benefit most by discussing this book with others. A Readersa Group Discussion Guide is provided in the back of the book. Additional help can be found at www.kaywarren.com.That decision transformed her life and reshaped her future. She invites you to do the same. Youall benefit most by discussing this book with others. A Readersa Group Discussion Guide is provided in the back of the book.
|Title||:||Say Yes to God|
|Publisher||:||Zondervan - 2010-10-05|