A few weeks ago, I started reading Before Amen by Max Lucado. The book is about prayer and how even someone well written like Max Lucado admits to having struggles with prayer. You may have felt this way, too. I sure have and still do.
Before Amen begins with the visual of Jesus and Mary at the wedding, where Mary tells Jesus that there’s no more wine then tells the servants to do whatever Jesus says. Not only did Jesus say it was before his time to do miracles, but Mary put all faith in Jesus and trusted that He could help in this situation. This is an excellent example of how we must have faith and trust in Christ in our own lives.
There are many simple examples such as this for placing ourselves in the right mindset when we pray throughout the book. I reached chapter 7 and then learned that there’s a study guide in the back of this book. So, now I’m going back and completing the study guide. It’s taking me a while to backtrack and get through the study guide, but I really want to get as much out of the book as I can.
Note to self: check the table of contents before starting to read such books. There may be a study guide in the back!