About the Book:
Book: Powerful Whispers: A 7-week Journey Discovering Who You Are To God
Author: Christa Joy Spaeth
Genre: Christian non-fiction, devotional
Release Date: February 22, 2023
Powerful Whispers gives you a glimpse of how awe-inspiring God’s whispers of His love are for you. He desires to capture your heart, to communicate personally with you, to encourage and strengthen you.
Each daily devotional offers God’s life-giving words, suggests powerful worship, and provides an activation step applying that day’s principe to your life. Let the Lord fill your cup to overflowing as you embark on this amazing 7-week journey.
Whether you’be been walking with the Lord for years or have been recently saved, you will discover in fresh new ways that: God Knows You – God Loves You – God Fights for You – God provides for You – God Chose You – God’s Peace is for You – God’s Powerful Whispers Can Change your Life
I have been reading this devotional for over six weeks now, and have appreciated a lot of the thoughts offered here. At the same time, I have been a bit disappointed. The main focus seems to be on what God does/can do for me, rather than on Who He is. While there is a place for talking about what God does for us, that tends to lead to a self-centered religion, rather than a God-centered religion. I would have preferred a devotional that pointed me more towards God rather than toward myself and what God says/does to/for me. There are some real gems in these pages, though. I appreciated the suggestion to transfer water from one glass to another, drop by drop, thanking God for a blessing from Him with each drop. Another day, I appreciated this quote: “Abundant life doesn’t mean it is an especially long life. Abundant life isn’t an easy, comfortable life. Abundant life is a life of satisfaction and contentment in Jesus.” I also liked the one about the glory of God, and one that talked about a way to study the Bible. However, in one place, the recommendation was made to have communion by yourself, and another day to say, “Holy Spirit” with an inhale and “Breathe on me” with the exhale. I am not comfortable with this kind of suggestion; I struggle to see it as Scriptural. So, while there is much good in this devotional, there are also a number of reasons that I am not interested in having a physical copy on my shelf.
About the Author:
Christa Joy Spaeth is the founder of Christa Joy Ministries. It was in 2022 when Minnesota-based author Christa received a compelling message from God. In a prayer cabin called “Whisper,” He prompted her to write a seven-week devotional.
Since then, Christa’s eyes, heart, and ears were opened to more whispers, so that she may start fulfilling her new purpose of helping the hurting and share the love of Christ.
This blessed wife, mother of two, and businesswoman is passionate about living up to God’s plans for her every day. So much so that in 2022, she stepped down from her decades-long career as a Registered Dietitian at a large food manufacturing company to pursue the promptings of the Lord and encourage others in Christ.
Today, Christa owns and operates Christa Joy Ministries where she publishes her own books, writes daily encouragements and God whispers on her social media accounts. In addition, she does guest blog posts for various social media accounts.
More from Crista:
One morning while I was away at a prayer cabin, the Lord laid on my heart that I was to write a book. My first thought was, “Oh, my! Lord, I have never written anything other than work-related documents. Where do I begin? What do you want me to write?”
I am so honored and humbled that the Lord placed amazing book experts in my path over the next year to launch this unique devotional book in a mere 55 weeks. This feat is spectacular as I didn’t know anything about the publishing business.
Two components of Powerful Whispers that my readers love are the suggested worship and the activations. After each devotional was written I searched for the perfect worship song. You will find several suggested indie artist songs and a few popular worship songs too. Daily you will find an activation which engages your entire body to be able to get the daily truth deeper in your soul.
The Bible verse I read before I starting to write Powerful Whispers is found in James 1:5, “If you need wisdom, ask our generous God and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.” God continually showed His faithfulness to me by providing wisdom to share with my readers.
My heart’s desire is that readers will soon learn through this daily devotional that God chose them, He loves them, and He wants to share His powerful whispers daily for their life.
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