Sunday, March 17, 2013


Have you ever been in the midst of a briarpatch? We can all get caught up in life's briar patches, physically, emotionally & spiritually. I feel I'm in the thick of a mental/emotional briar patch & amazingly enough I was sent a free copy of "The Briarpatch Gospel. Fearlessly following Jesus into the Thorny Places" by Shayne Wheeler, published by Tyndale.

I enjoyed the book & the way the author was sincere about life & how God uses the briar patches to shape us to be more like Him.

Shayne Wheeler challenges readers to love EVERYONE the way Jesus loved & cared for those around him. Sometimes I (we) pick out some to be "outcasts" or those we don't deem as worthy but if we're truly honest none of us are worthy! We all fall short of the glory of God. Sin has fractured every human soul. Romans 3:23; 5:12; 1 John 1:10

This book helped to solidify that we are all broken by sin & we can't judge someone else's sin with more condemnation than any other sin.

Does God have you  in a thorny place today? In a waiting place? Thank God for the opportunity to be where you are today & pray he reveal to you what he wants you to learn from this. God is good!

I'd recommend The Briarpatch Gospel to you, it will help stretch you into Christ's likeness.

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