Friday, October 11, 2019

Called to inspire by Marsha DuCille-Lola's BookStagram Tour-Review

Called to Inspire
About the book
Step outside your comfort zone and find the strength and confidence to answer God’s calling on your life.
Do you sense God prompting you to do something special with your life? Do you feel totally unprepared to answer his call?
Get ready for your heart to be emboldened and your faith strengthened! InCALLED to Inspire, Marsha DuCille, founder and publisher of CALLEDmagazine, leads you through a 52-question devotional experience to help you discover a rich, victorious life guided by God. With each weekly devotion, you’ll find compelling answers to life’s most significant questions. Each reading is accompanied by a powerful prayer, a meaningful verse to hide in your heart, a declaration to defend and fortify your faith, and journaling space to record your thoughts.
Let CALLED to Inspire encourage you to step outside your comfort zone and give you the strength and confidence to hear God’s calling in your life. Cling to this companion week after week—and dare to render your answer.

And I thought
I enjoyed this devotional.  It was easy for me to engage in the devotionals that I read.  Included are 52 devotionals.
I liked the topics of the devotionals including . . . 
A story
A prayer you can pray based on story/concept/topic
A scripture
A personal declaration suggestion for the reader
And a place for the reader to journal thoughts. 
There is also a little 'Keep Sake' and the end of each devotional.

I loved the cover it was pretty.  The inside is pretty too. 
I think this devotional would make a good gift book.  

I was happy that I was given a complementary hard cover copy. 
My review will appear on retail sites, Good Reads and on my 
blog My Journey Back-The Journey Back. 
Called to inspire will also be promoted on social media and on 
blog link parties. 

Read an excerpt
52. What Are You Waiting For?
Whenever I have a project that I’d rather not do, I feel motivated to do all sorts of other things. Suddenly, the kitchen pantry needs to be organized, and every toilet needs to be scrubbed. Then I notice the mountain of e-mails in my in-box and the laundry that’s calling my name. That’s the beauty of procrastination: Everything—except the important thing—gets done.
James Albery, an English playwright, wrote an epitaph that highlights the dangers of dillydallying:
He slept beneath the moon,
He basked beneath the sun;
He lived a life of going to do
And died with nothing done.

Graveyards are full of callings that people never got around to answering—procrastination is that cunning of a thief. It steals time. It tells us that we can put things off. But the “perfect” moment may never come: Motivation might always be low; money might always be tight; and life might always be busy. However, Ecclesiastes 11:4 warns, “Farmers who wait for perfect weather never plant. If they watch every cloud, they never harvest.”
Have you ever wondered why women have babies, considering the pain of labor? It can be an unpleasant experience, but mothers keep the end result in mind. Completing your life’s mission “will be like a woman suffering the pains of labor. When her child is born, her anguish gives way to joy because she has brought a new baby into the world” (John 16:21). So “push” through the cunning schemes of procrastination and keep the end result in mind. There’s something beautiful waiting to be born.
Dear Lord,
Bless me with the will to get things done, with or without motivation.
In Jesus’ name, amen.
Don’t put it off; do it now!
If it should be done now, it will be done now.
What important project are you putting off ? List the benefits of getting it done.
Journal away!

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There is a Giveaway . . . 
There is a tour wide giveaway for the bookstagram blitz for Called to Inspire. Five winners will each win a hardcover copy of Called to Inspire (US Only)

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