I've been working through this personal reflection study for the last couple of months...in fact I'm only days away from finishing. It was a gift to me some time ago. (Thank you again, Elaine! I can't express to you how much I've loved this book!)
Even though I've taken Beth's Bible study, A Heart Like His (twice, in fact... about 10 years apart) this is a more personal, reflective journey, perfect for independent study time. I spend 15-30 minutes each morning, but most days the passage she shares or something she's written will resonate for hours (and sometimes days) beyond my study time. As she takes you through the life of David, she asks you to examine various personal issues, struggles, motives, sins, etc. and then invites you to journal a prayer at the close of each day.
Several days ago, she shared a chapter on Extremes. She explained that much of David's life was characterized in that way. She related that was so often true of her life's journey as well. She wrote and shared this beautiful prayer. I can't seem to stop thinking about it, and praying it on my own behalf. Perhaps you will find it so meaningful, as well.
Satisfy me not with the lesser of You Find me no solace in shadows of the true No ordinary measure of extraordinary means The depth, the length, and breadth of You and nothing in between.
Etch these words upon my heart knowing all the while No ordinary roadblocks plague extraordinary miles Your power as my portion, Your glory as my fare Take me to extremities, but meet me fully there.
Happily married for 25 years to a wonderful man and my very best friend, Mom to a great son & dear "daughter-in-love" who serve the Lord with great passion and who challenge me to do the same. Having been blessed far greater than I could ask or imagine, it is my prayer that my life reflects the overflow of an ever-grateful heart.