Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Deny Yourself by Lisa Chan - Review & Giveaway

Then Jesus said to his disciples, 
"Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves
and take up their cross and follow me."
Matthew 16:24

In Lisa Chan's second video in the True Beauty: Finding Your Identity in Jesus series, she shared about the struggle to fight against our nature and deny ourselves to follow Christ. He asks us to lay down our lives to be His disciples. What does that look like in a world that is so self indulgent? How do we live out what Christ has called us to in the midst of a loud world?

Along with Lisa's teaching, Irene shares her story about her broken marriage. She had come to a place where she was considering divorce after many years of hurt, when her husband asked for her forgiveness. Irene admits that she struggled in this.

Jesus then spoke to her heart saying,

"Irene, I stretched out my arms like this and I took my last breath for you, but also for your husband. You want me to forgive you, but you're not willing to forgive."

This truth changed everything for her. This is just the beginning of Irene's story and how God is working in her marriage. I so loved hearing her heart.

Lisa relates some personal stories of moments that God asks her to surrender and how hard that was for her. She goes on to state that moving into that place of surrender actually brings joy and contentment. 

We live in a world that shouts "Do more. Be more. Have more." This is in opposition to God's way of things. We have to ask ourselves in we believe what He said when He asks us to deny ourselves.

Don't forget we're living for something bigger, 
so stop looking at things through your own lens.
- Lisa Chan

I loved this teaching and I believe it is something that
other women will be challenged and encouraged by as well.

My friends at David C. Cook have graciously offered to give away
a copy of Deny Yourself to one blessed Saved Sister reader.
You can enter to win below.

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1 comment:

  1. Wow this looks like a great book and how have I never heard of it??


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