If, during our moments of deepest loneliness, we abandon ourselves completely to God, depending on Him to minister to us, we will meet God.... We will then be enabled to continue with our commitment to minister, motivated by our time spent in His presence. Our words will be words of giving, overflowing with the love He has made known to us. Our words will have the power to encourage" (p. 60).
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Book Spotlight: Encouragement
Some people might classify Larry Crabb's book Encouragement: The Key to Caring as a counseling book. I consider it a relationship book. Crabb makes the point that total openness is not the solution to "surface community." Instead we have to be totally committed to ministering to others, from our hearts to their fear, in complete reliance on God's care for us.