When was the last time that you sat down and enjoyed uninterrupted time with God? Are you just too busy? Does even the suggestion that you should spend time alone with God seem like just one more demand on an already too busy schedule?
Do you feel guilty and frustrated in your spiritual your life?
Do not love this world, not the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. 1 John 2:15
If you are struggling with your devotional life, Becoming a Woman of Simplicity by Cynthia Heald will offer refreshment for your soul and encouragement to re-evaluate your life and your priorities according to the Scriptures. Becoming a Woman of Simplicity will lead you right into the Scriptures, asking you questions and encouraging you to apply these verse to your own life. Each chapter ends with personal thoughts from Cynthia about how the verses have changed her own life or the lives of women around her and how these verses can be practically applied to different situations.
Cynthia deals with topics such as:
- How the world is constantly trying to come between us and our relationship with Christ
- How we need to live in the present
- How striving for perfection can hinder us in our daily lives
- and How our foundation of faith will affect everything else in our lives.
Becoming a Woman of Simplicity is not a sugar-coated book of platitudes. Cynthia is realistic and quick to admit that this struggle for simplicity is just that … a struggle. She does not deny the fact of pain and difficulty in our lives. She does not say, “Get your act together!”, but instead offers real Biblical hope.
I especially appreciated the numerous quotes throughout this book, as well as Cynthia’s challenge to identify our own “basement” verses – verses we can meditate on and cling to in our times of trouble. I would strongly recommend this devotional to any woman.
“But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ.” 2 Corinthians 11:3, NASB
Have you read this devotional? What did you think of it? Is this a topic that you struggle with? I would love to hear your thoughts. Please scroll down to comment.