As Christians, we want to serve God. We want to use what He has given us to glorify Him, but what happens when we get worn down? What do we do when the pressures of the world get to us and we find it hard to continue in our service? Ron Moore shows the way to recover from being Worn Out by Obedience.
We all have to take time to rest from serving, or we will lose sight of what God wants us to do and stray from that. It isn’t that we stop obeying God’s will, but rather take the time to rekindle our relationship with Him. Using David’s time in Ziklag as an example, Ron Moore tells how we can get spiritually tired and try to do things in our own strength instead of waiting for God’s time.
Besides giving causes of going to Ziklag, he tells how to begin the journey back to God, and how to avoid making the trip again. One of the biggest things that we need to remember is that our identity is found in God, and what Christ did for us. The pressure of trying to live by worldly standards often makes us put aside the fact that we are children of God, and who we are is not dictated by what we own.
I have read and heard the story of David traveling to Ziklag, but this is the first time I have seen it shown as David sinning by going there. I had never connected his trip as being a reflection of him losing sight of God’s plan for him. Reading this book helped me realize what the dullness I experience from time to time is, and what needs to be done.
I received a copy of this book from Moody Publishers in exchange for an honest review.