“Search me, O God, and know my anxious thoughts.” -Psalm 139:23 (NIV)
All of us have anxious thoughts, but few of us follow the Bible’s example above and ask God to search us for them and know them. Because of that, we often let the nagging questions regarding our faith and our attitudes go unanswered. We pretend the questions don’t exist, or dismiss them instead of searching for God’s answers to our greatest concerns.
“Why am I so confused about finding God’s will?”
“Why do I care so much about my reputation?”
“Why do I always feel so exhausted?” (Yeah, that one hit home with me right now!)
C.D. Baker addresses these in a relaxed, conversational style in the daily devotional, 40 Loaves: Breaking Bread With Our Father Each Day. I have read ten of the “loaves” as I am saving the rest to start the New Year off right, and begin reading on January 1, 2010. This would also be a fabulous devotional to read during the 40 days of Lent (which begins on Ash Wednesday, February 17). Each reading is followed by a prayer and a “Food for Thought” section with relevant questions to meditate on.
If you’re interested in pursuing honest answers to the questions of your soul, then join me next year in reading “40 Loaves.” I have a copy of the book to send to one of my readers. Just leave a comment below and I’ll do a random drawing a week from today to choose a winner!
And to satisfy FTC rules, I have to tell you that this book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group. 🙂