Recently I finished the book I Am by Michele Cushatt. When I introduced this book here I had the intention to share my review of it. I actually finished the book a week or so ago but I have been thinking through things I read AND things have been really busy so the review was put on the back burner. However, it was just one of those things that would not go away. This book was one that I looked forward to picking back up in the mornings to read what was next. It says it's a 60 Day Journey to Knowing Who You Are Because of Who He Is. However, I didn't read a new chapter every day- sometimes I would re-read the one from the previous day. And, many times the words were just so timely.with my heart on that day.
So- about the book- it's divided up into 6 Parts: Creation, Exodus, Covenant, Presence, Rescue, and Revelation. Each part contains 10 days of an I am in that section. Some of them are- I am: created, treasured, fought for, heard, rescued, not alone, desired, forgiven, and enough. Obviously there are so many more but I chose 1-2 from each section to highlight there.
I think the thing that really impacted me was her story- I don't want to say too much because I really encourage you to get the book (I don't even have an amazon affiliate here LOL). She has had a crazy and hard fought bout with cancer and that journey really is what led to the writing of this book.
I am going to close with a few of my "underlinings" in the book- just because I want to give you a glimpse into the book, maybe whet your appetite to go and get the book and embark on that journey yourself
"It's said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But too often, we choose the wrong beholder-ourselves and others, flawed beings who can't see clearly. Only God has perfect vision, seeing beyond the false exterior to the authentic heart."
"Strength isn't stamina. It's refusing to quit when you have none."
"We've been given stories- broken and beautiful stories- so a broken and beautiful world can see there is a God who's written a story for them too."
and from the back of the book: "I Am reminds us that our value isn't found in our talents, achievements, relationships, or appearance. it is instead found in a God who chose us, sent us, and promised to be with us- forever."
See- gems! As I said- I highly recommend this book- I usually buy books and let them stack up until summer before I read them but this one was different and I am so glad and thankful that my friend followed her heart in telling me about it.
LOVE this song!