Who is willing to admit that they want an amazing love story?! I know that I sure am. What if I told you that your love story begins NOW–with you! Every little girl dreams of the day that she will … Continue reading
When looking up the word magnet in the dictionary, the most common definition is a person or thing that has a powerful attraction. That being said, what kind of magnet are you? What people are you attracting? What lifestyle are you living that makes them want to join you?
Lynn Cowell opens up her heart to us in her book Magnetic: Becoming the Girl He Wants. She stressed that we shift our focus from a guy to our great Savior and become the magnetic woman that He created us to be. We live in the generation of females that live in a state of wonder. They wonder why they have yet to be asked out, why they are not popular, why they are not on the fast track to married life, and so much more. Sadly, if we do not control these wonders, we are left useless in the work that God has for us.
Lynn reminds us that as we live out the Fruit of the Spirit (“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.” ~Galatians 5:22-23), we will cultivate an inner beauty that will radiate on the outside! As we shift our focus from guys to our Savior, and live the magnetic life that attracts others to Him, in His timing we will attract that Godly guy that He has for us. Don’t rush…
Ladies, pick up a copy of this book, you won’t regret it!
Have you ever had the desire to be wanted, pursued, loved, called, valued, treasured, freed, covered, promised… spoken for?! I know I sure have and still do, and for all of the females reading this post– you know exactly what I am talking about. The Lord has purposefully created us this way, and He longs to be the One to fulfill these desires. The only question that remains is… “Will you let Him?” For the next few moments I want to dive into Spoken For: Embracing Who You Are and Whose You Are.
I do not believe that Robin Gunn and Alyssa Bethke could have done a better job on this book… from the beginning until the ending, I was hooked. It wasn’t because of the flowery words or the attention grabbing stories, although this was all present; it was because of their heart– literally piercing through every word on the page. They know that we as God’s children struggle with these desires and how to fulfill them and they weren’t afraid to tackle the challenge and bear their hearts to us.
As mentioned earlier, God created us with desires. These desires, though, when left unchecked can seriously harm our relationship with Christ because we look to fulfill them in all the wrong places! When we give these desires fully over to our Savior, who knows us best, it is then that we can grow and mature our desires that He has created us with. We ladies have a longing to be wanted, pursued, loved, spoken for– yes! And that is OK!! We shouldn’t lock away the desires that God created us with, but we need to know how to fulfill them righteously. Gunn and Bethke take the time to show us that their is One who wants to fulfill these desires in our life, not only does He want to He longs to! Sadly, the one thing standing in His way is YOU and I!
Reader– pick up this book as quickly as you can! Not only do the authors share with us personal experiences throughout this book, but they share Biblical principals that back up what they are writing about! The choice is yours… Will you continue looking to be fulfilled in all the wrong places or will you give yourself fully to God, the One who knows you best and wants you to be His forever?!
A great romance was set in motion before you were born. A relentless Lover is pursuing you, and He has made His intentions clear. He wants you to be His forever. How will you respond to the One who longs for you to be His with your whole heart?
Blogging for Books provided this book to me for free in exchange for an honest review.
“Another one of those Christian dating books, huh… Nothing I haven’t heard before…” Is that what you are thinking? Probably so, because that is exactly what I thought when I started to read this book. After just a few pages my thoughts on the book were changed… Let me tell you why.
A book not filled with how to get the right guy or how to get the right girl, but a book about striving to be the right guy or girl… How refreshing! So many of us are doing the complete opposite, instead of focussing on becoming the right one we are trying to find the right one, the one we are supposed to spend the rest of our life with.
What Eric & Leslie point out in When God Writes Your Love Story is that over time the “pen” of our lives has been taken from the One who desires to write our story. And the one who is responsible for taking that “pen” is you and I. We feel like we, in our own strength, can write a better story than the One who has the greatest story. It is He who showed to us the greatest love story of all when He sent His son to die for us, worthless sinners… But oh! how He longs to once again have the “pen” of your life and mine, so that He can then start writing your most desired love story. The Ludy’s back up all of this with Scripture.
You will find personal experiences inside this book that Eric & Leslie desire for us to learn and grow from… While I do not necessarily agree with every thought in this book, I do recommend it to others. Maybe you are a girl who has been through several hard relationships just trying to find the “right one” or maybe you are a guy who is so tired of standing strong in the world that we live in… I encourage you to pick up this book, while it should not take away from the encouragement and principles found in the Bible, it could very well be a good help to you in your Christian walk.
I received this book free from Waterbrook Multnomah’s blogging for books and have given my honest review of this book.