Humility is an ongoing lesson that the Lord has been teaching me and cultivating in me for quite a while now. The root of our sin and rebellion is pride, and so it’s become clear to me that the life of discipleship is a journey of learning to walk with the Lord in humble dependence and submission.
Music is such a valuable tool in helping me to remember truth, so I’ve put together a playlist that speaks the truths I need to hear in this journey toward humility. These are songs of dependence, our weakness & need for Christ, the undeserved grace that God has poured out on us in the Gospel, and our right response of surrendering our self-will to pursue God.
Unshakable Pursuit: Chasing the God Who Chases Us is a new 30-day devotion book written by Grace Thornton. The book is centered on the story of Paul’s time in Athens from Acts 17, and includes Scripture readings and prayer points for each day.
I love Grace’s writing, and this book is no exception. It is engaging, convicting, gospel-centered, and grace-saturated. Unshakable Pursuit is a unique and valuable resource for anyone who wants to know God more intimately and be encouraged and challenged in their walk with Him. Here are a few of my favorite aspects of this book:
- Grace’s giftedness for storytelling connects God’s Word, activity, and promises to your daily life and experiences.
- It casts a vision for growth and discipleship, for knowing God’s character and how He works in your life, and for joining in the mission of making God and the gospel known around the world.
- The book zeroes in on one passage of Scripture, which allows you to consider it in more detail and understand its connection to God’s grand narrative of redemption.
- It teaches you to pray specifically for God’s purposes to be accomplished in your own heart and among the nations.
The gospel message runs like a thread throughout the entire book: God pursues us in His grace, so in turn we pursue Him in response to His love, and we pursue others so that they might also know the life and freedom that we have been given. It’s a great book to go back to regularly, and to share with friends.
Unshakable Pursuit just released on May 21, and can be purchased from New Hope Publishers or on Amazon (on June 18). You can connect with Grace on her blog, and be sure to check out her first book, I Don’t Wait Anymore.