Living a Rooted Life & Waiting on God

Even as I look forward to sharing Led: Learning to Listen and Follow with you, I’ve been writing a new book, Surrendered.

The story of the Good Shepherd and His sheep frames Led, inviting readers into the care and leadership of Jesus. The book will be for sale through the website after February 1st.

The story of the True Vine and the branches in John 15:1-10 frames Surrendered. Through Surrendered, readers discover a life where their helplessness is met by Jesus’ life and power. By resting in Him, we draw strength and produce fruit.

While writing Surrendered, I’ve read through Waiting on God by Andrew Murray–twice. I have gained a deeper understanding of the “abiding life” that Jesus described in John 15.

Here are a few nuggets from Waiting on God, a 31-day devotional work.

“Waiting on God is just as indispensable and must be just as continuous and unbroken as the breathing that maintains his natural life.” -Day 1

“It is, then, because Christians do not know their relation to God of absolute poverty and helplessness that they have no sense of the need of absolute and unceasing dependence or the unspeakable blessedness of continual waiting on God. But when once a believer begins to see it and consent to it that he by the Holy Spirit must each moment receive what God each moment works, waiting on God becomes his brightest hope and joy.” -Day 1

“Let us resolve now that it shall be the one characteristic of our life and worship–a continual, humble, truthful waiting on God.” -Day 3

“When you first begin waiting on God, it is with frequent intermission and failure. But do believe God is watching over you in love and secretly strengthening you in it.” -Day 31


My favorite and daily prayer:

“Place God first and say, ‘God works continually, so every moment I can wait on Him continually.'” -Day 31


I own a copy, but this screenshot is the book on GooglePlay Books, a free app that I downloaded and a copy of the book for $.99. That’s cheaper than a fancy cup of coffee! And you’ll enjoy it for a month!

And let me know what you thought of the book. I’d love to hear from you.

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