There are seasons in life when God calls us to synchronize our walk with His pace. We can’t rush the process or hide from this, as we learn to inhale and exhale with each step. This remarkable testimony is shared through each devotion by Ms. Dixon. Beautiful written from the real life experience of trusting God through chronic illness. -Christine Abraham, Executive Director Women’s Bible Cafe™
I’m reading this devotional again (and again) because it’s simply beautiful!
Each day begins with a cup of coffee and a devotional from Waiting For God: Trusting Daily in God’s Plan and Pace by Xochitl Dixon. Just as I crave the coffee to start my day, I also crave the words in this wonderful book. I truly believe its written for this generation and the next.
When I open the devotional I’m greeted each morning with the presence of the Holy Spirit. The devotional story of the day sets a framework as I read through the inhale and exhale portions of the devotion. In Christian theology the Holy Spirit is sometimes referenced with a wind metaphor- a living and breathing Person inside us. Imagine waking up and saying “Good Morning Holy Spirit” as you read these 31 devotions.
After inhaling through a focused Scripture verse, as I reader I exhale through a beautifully written prayer from author Xochitl Dixon. Each sentence is a movement on it’s own- like a well-versed worship song. When read together as a prayer piece, the impact is powerful and lasts throughout my entire day.
There’s room in the book for journaling each day. I ponder the three question Ms. Dixon asks for each daily devotion and write my prayerful response into the pages of my book. The next month is an opportunity to repeat all 31 devotions again and write new responses based on where God leads me. In some ways, I’m making my own family history book- right there on the pages of my devotional.
As a keepsake gift, I’d buy everyone I know a copy of this beautiful book! My hope is for the publisher to create a leather-bound version for future publication. It’s a book I’d like to see on every plate as friends and family feed on the Living Word of God.
Disclosure: I received an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this book as a member of the Launch Team.
CHRISTINE ABRAHAM is a Writer Redeemed by Christ. Lifetime Bible Reader. Coffee Drinker. Beach Walker. Mother of Girls. Bible Teacher. Founder at Bible Café™ Ministries.
Thank you so much for writing about this book. I toomsuffer from a chronic illness and I know how hard it is somedays to stay positive. I have now preordered the book. I cant wait to get it and start in a journey with the Holy Spirit.
I’m glad she wrote this too Mary Ann! Several of my family members have chronic illness and recently my stepdad passed away from complications of multiple sclerosis. The freamework of this book helps process through the overwhelm.