"Give it Up and Draw In"...A Lenten Devotional
This book is a surprise to many, actually, everyone. A few people knew I was writing while traveling with my daughter yet they didn't know I was working on a book. To be honest, neither did I. The weeks leading up to our road trip I prayed for God to give me the words He wanted me to write. I felt the Holy Spirit telling me to write a devotional but thought this wasn't my thing.
The first few days of the trip I dove into my concordance and Bible, looking up different verses. By the end of the second day I saw a theme, a pattern, and a devotional. I spent the next day diving into my Bible more and reading more verses than could be used in one devotional yet each one offered message from God.
When I research Bible verses for a book or a speaking engagement, my routine is the same. First, I write down the address of as many verses as possible about the subject I'm researching and learning about. Next, I look up all the verses, hand writing each verse that speaks to my heart. After this, I go back and read all the verses I've looked up and written. I ask God to direct me to the verses He has for me to share. It was through this last process that I heard, felt, the Holy Spirit, direct me to a Lenten devotional. I was shocked and nervous, but obedient.
The days that followed were spent organizing and laying out the devotional. I start the Tuesday prior to Ash Wednesday, known as "Fat Tuesday" or "Shrove Tuesday" and it concludes the Monday after Easter. Each day has a key Bible verse with an "Additional Bible Reading" after the devotional. If you've never read a devotional, they are short and sweet, similar to my blog. A quick message but with a Bible verse to get you thinking and more verses to help you dig deeper.
This won't be available for you this year, at least not during Lent but there are ARC (Advanced Reader Copies) in the hands of a few people for this year. I'm grateful for their willingness to read my unedited Lenten devotional. In order to have it in their hands for Lent, the ARC readers only have the first twenty days. I look forward to hearing their feedback about the physical appeal of the book and if the devotionals speak to their heart and help to draw them closer to God during their Lenten journey.
I extend a special thanks to those taking time to read my new devotional, starting tomorrow. May God use this as a tool to draw you closer to Him and find a new nugget of truth in the Bible as you read each day.
If you are interested in learning when this is available for sale, leave a comment below and continue to follow the blog. I'd love for it to be available to everyone this year, but I don't want to make a promise I can't keep. My hope and prayer for you and this devotional, may it release in God's timing and may it touch many hearts and lives, drawing more to Him and growing His kingdom.
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Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323