“Where Your Treasure Is, There Your Heart is Also.”
INTIMACY WITH GOD YOUR DAILY GUIDE TO PRAYER BY TARA FURMAN
2014 is fast approaching. Sometimes it feels like a runaway training speeding out of control. Can you relate? As I sit back and reflect on 2013, I finding myself wanting, lacking and needing more of the Lord. Believe me when I say it is not HIM, it is me. God never changes. So when I find myself longing for more, I have to realize that it is no one’s fault but my own. The Lord, Creator of Heaven and Earth is right there waiting on me. So the first thing I did was confess my sin to Him. I failed on drawing near in 2013 as my soul was parched and longing for more. Then I opened Tara Furman’s book, because I desire intimacy with God in 2014.
Do you long for intimacy with God? Do you feel like something is missing from your walk with Him? Or do you just want to deepen the relationship you already have with the Creator of the universe? Then stay put right where you are, together we are going to find out how.
Tara Furman, of Knowing God Ministries developed and wrote a book that took her on her own personal journey to becoming more intimate with God. This relationship is developed and birthed out of established prayer time.” After all how can you grow closer to someone without spending time with them? The answer is you can’t.
I’ve always been a journaler, as far back as I can remember, I journaled. So when I came across “Intimacy With God Your Daily Guide to Prayer”, I was very excited. Here is a tool that would guide me deeper in my relationship with the Heavenly Father and allow me to journal too. Through my eyes that was a win, win situation. The Lord used Tara Furman and “Intimacy With God Your Daily Guide to Prayer” to organize and develop this resource.
Are you just handing the Lord a lists of your requests every time you pray? If so, you are truly missing the greatest blessing of prayer – depth and relationship. Join me as we dive into “Intimacy With God Your Daily Guide to Prayer” and let Tara show us how to apply the six principles listed in her book. Tara suggests 6 areas for intimacy with God. Some of these suggestions you may be familiar with or heard of before. But, the difference I found in this book is that each one of the 6 areas builds on each other. In other words, there is no fast track or drive through method. Relationship, intimacy take time and commitment on our part. The Lord gave us His only begotten Son to die in our place, and we find ourselves looking for the express lane. I am speaking to myself here…
I want to share with you a little about each section included within “Intimacy With God Your Daily Guide to Prayer”. I don’t want to get too involved because I believe that you should take this journey in 2014 and grow in your own personal intimacy with God. I will be using this book faithful for the 2014 year, will you join me? Drop me a line, I’d love to grow alongside you my sister or brother.
The first section is Praise. In this section we learn how to praise God. Use this section also to journal about what you are learning about God on this journey. Then take what you’ve learned and turn it around and use it to praise the Lord. Within this section, Tara helps you define praise, gives you tools for praise and shares her personal favorites with us. The second section Thanksgiving. Record God’s goodness and faithfulness. Spiritual and Physical blessings abound for children of God.
The third section is Confession. Sin blocks fellowship with the Lord. To have a personal, intimate relationship we need to remove the sin blocks. This section provides a way for you to cleanse your relationship with the Lord. There is a place for recording your sin and confession and encouragement for pressing on. The fourth section is Renewal. This section is designed to strengthen and sharpen you spiritually. The fifth section is Listening. This section is devoted to hearing God speak to us. Using prayer and time in the Bible.
Next “Intimacy With God Your Daily Guide to Prayer” moves into weekly prayer concerns. There are seven sections devoted to prayer concerns. One for each day of the week which include tips. Tara Furman shares with us how to customize our very own prayer calendar for each day of the week! The first of the seven sections is Daily Request this is where you will record everything you want covered in prayer everyday. The next section is prayer prompts. Many different prompts are provided for different relationships, types of situations we face on a daily basis.
I give this book a five out of five. It is so packed full of information, good information that will help you establish intimacy with God or go deeper in your own personal relationship with Him. Tara Furman is a leader who leads by example and shows us how she is walking out her intimacy with God.
You can visit Tara Furman’s blog by clicking anywhere within this posts on her name or the name of the book I reviewed. Be sure to read her blog, she is currently hosting a spiritual boot camp leading us to further our intimacy with God by spending time daily in His Word. When you stop by Tara’s blog or purchase any of her products please let her know Melissa of Melissa’s Musings sent you over!
Until Next Time,
DISCLOSURE OF MATERIAL PROVIDED: I received a copy of this book from the Tara Furman for review purposes. I was not compensated for this review, nor was I required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own. So please enjoy. This post contains NO affiliate links.