Title: The Way of Abundance
Author: Ann Voskamp
Copyright Date: 2018
For the past sixty days I have journeyed through the pages of this devotional study on what it means to live a deeply meaningful life. Each of those days I opened the pages of encouragement and allowed the scriptures and wisdom of the author break my already broken heart a little more.
I’ve learned so much truth in this study. Things like:
-abundance is only achieved through the breaking and giving away of the heart
-giving away the heart helps the heart to heal
-a field must be broken before a farmer plants the seeds–likewise, we must be broken before we can experience growth
-helping others helps our own wounds
-the scars in our lives and on our hearts are just proof of the fact we have loved
I started reading this book while in a desperate state. The scars on my heart were fresh and bleeding, but the words of Ann Voskamp helped to bring me to a place of abundance. Living broken is counter-cultural. We live in a day where the world tells us to seek comfort, but a life of abundance is about risks. It’s about giving up pieces of yourself so you can experience what is to be put back together by God.
Of all the books I’ve read recently this one has made the most profound difference in my life. It has changed the way I look at turmoil and increased my desire to love everyone at all times.
Ann Voskamp has a way with words. And as the wife of a farmer she draws unique parallels between our hearts and the fields that she helps cultivate every day. Abundance takes work. A farmer can’t just sit back and expect that his seeds will yield crops. But, if he is willing to give himself to the promise of the field he will see the fruits of his labor realized.
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The Ameri Brit Mom