Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A Different Kind of Hunger

Have you ever hungered for God's Word?  Just wanted more of it?  Felt like the words were leaping off the page at you?  I have been having that feeling lately and I am anxious to do something with it!

I was calling last summer the "Summer of YES".  I had determined to say yes to invitations, go on trips, visit friends, do fun things, and just stay busy.  And, I accomplished that and I NEEDED that.  I needed to paint rooms in my house, to go different places, and to just stay busy.

This summer I'm dubbing the "Summer of Spiritual Growth".  Ok - that's kind of a lame title.  Maybe I'll come up with something better, but probably not.  Anyway - like I said earlier, I have been really feeling like I need some serious time in the Word.  I've also been desiring to strengthen my prayer life. 

In order to do this, I've armed myself with a few books and studies, and I'm hoping you'll suggest some more of your favorites to me!  Here's my list so far:

  1. The Bible (um..duh.  Couldn't do this without that - for sure!)
  2. "Get Off Your Knees and Pray" by Sheila Walsh
  3. "The Power of a Praying Woman" (the workbook/study) by Stormie Omartian
  4. "Breaking Free" by Beth Moore - can't wait to do this study with some of my girlfriends!!
  5. "One Thousand Gifts" by Ann Voskamp
  6. "The Fitting Room" by Kelly Minter (I'm reading this one with the Bloom Book Club online)
  7. "Rain on Me - 40 Day Devotional" by Holly Gerth (she writes for (in)courage and I loved the previews she gave on their blog)
That's my list.  What are your favorites?  Any suggestions for me to add to my list? I can hardly wait for coffee and quiet time SUMMER mornings!

Sharing this with Courtney @ Women Living Well!



  1. Hi Jess,
    I am following from Women Living Well. I too am making changes to spend more time in His Word and to pray the Word over my family.

  2. Dear Jess,
    Glad to see that you continue you thirst for GOD' Word. Don't forget to use some of Isaac's study books from when he was at Moody. Strong' s Exhaustive Concordance & Vine's Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words. This should really help to define things more clearly.
    Dad Smith