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Saturday, May 10, 2014

THE GOD - FIRST LIFE: Uncomplicate Your Life, God's Way By Stovall Weems

The God-First Life by Stovall WeemsPublisher:  Zondervan
Release Date:  March 25, 2014
Pages:  224
Genre:  Religion

About the Book:  here are thousands of how-to books for improving various areas of life. And there are nearly as many books written for believers offering a framework for the 'right' approach to a new life in God.

What if it were possible, Pastor Stovall Weems asks,to boil it all down to one practical, un-complicated principle that would yield the vibrant, purposeful spiritual life so many are looking for? 

That principle, says Weems, is the God-first principle: True success in our walk with God and in life in general is not an issue of WHAT I need, but WHO should be first.

Unpacking Matthew 6:33, Weems gives a fresh and practical perspective on what Christian 'discipleship' is all about. Bringing clarity, depth, and simplicity, Pastor Weems makes very clear core truths that have been mystified and misunderstood by many Christians and non-Christians alike.

A must-read for all believers and a must-have for pastors and churches, The God-first Life will be a standard resource for believers and churches around the world for years to come.
Wanda's Thoughts:  God’s way – adding these two words can change our perspective on daily living.  It is so simple – just put God first.

Matthew 6:33 – But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you.

“Seek ye first the kingdom of God.” – God promises you a new family.
“Seek --- his righteousness.”    God promises you a new life.
“All these things will be given to you.”  -  God promises you new freedom. 

Happiness isn’t about more, better, or greater; it’s about order.  If we get the order right, God promises to meet our needs, and with unexpected blessings.

An interesting section on Talking with God is explained by breaking down the Lord’s Prayer.  When we pray, or talk to God, our prayers should be genuine because it’s really about connection. 

Divided into four sections:
New Priority
New Family
New Life
New Freedom

 Quotes from the Book -  “He meant that a life of anxiety is never an issue of unmet need but always an issue of disordered priorities.” 
“When we strive to set our own priorities, however — when we put God way down the list — we miss out on a life marked by blessing and peace.” 
And there is so much more, told in depth, but in a clear and concise way that we can understand.  Rich in content, The God-First Life is both inspiring and thought provoking.  It will encourage you to put “God First” in your life.  I highly recommend.  5 stars.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Book Look Bloggers in exchange for and honest review.