Horace has walked a hard road. He has faced obstacles and wondered how God could possibly take a trial and turn it into something good. It is difficult to see the light when you feel utterly helpless, but one of the things Horace learned after experiencing a stroke, was that God never leaves us.
I felt energized as I was filled with the truth of this book’s message. I encourage you, whether you’re a steadfast believer in Christ, or a hope-skeptic — to read this book and seek God for yourself. Horace has done a phenomenal job writing this. It is clear, concise and would make a great gift for anyone, or a timeless resource for those in ministry.
Unleash the Power of Prayer in Your Life, Book Review
He does not give a step by formula to prayer, but Horace breaks down the whys of the importance of prayer, and how God can mold us in the process of two-way communication. So many times in my own life, I let stress get the best of me and when I do go to God in prayer, I am frazzled and get easily distracted. I have to ask God to clear the crud away so I can hear him. One thing Horace says is, “Focus on what you’re doing when you go to God in prayer.”
As I read these words I pictured our pastor who often reminds us to write down our prayers and answers. AS humans, we tend to forget or get overwhelmed. To help me better focus, I think I want to begin hashing some swirling thoughts down on paper. I know it won’t look like this everytime, but for those quiet intimate times, I would love to put into practice the act of “casting my cares” onto him.
One of my favorite chapters in this book is about persevering.
I love the story Horace shares about desiring Nike shoes and finding a way to earn money to get them. He says, “It was a growing experience as I learned to follow instructions, be accountable, and the value of earning something through hard work. I was persevering to get those shoes. I would not be denied.”
So many times we know what we want or need, but instead of going to our Father, we harbor worry inwardly not realizing how it affects us and those around us. This book is a reminder of the benefits of prayer. One of the benefits is peace. We only need to spend the time to get there. And if you feel a bit behind in your walk with God, don’t let that stop you from entering into conversation with him.
Horace shares scriptures in each chapter. One of my favorites is that of Isaiah 64:4: “For from days of old they have not heard or perceived by ear, nor has the eye seen a God besides You, who acts in behalf of the one who waits for Him.”
If you answer yes to any of these, this book is for you:
- Are you praying for something specific right now?
- Are you in a season of waiting?
- Are you doubting God’s concern in a certain area of your life?
- Do you need to be reminded that prayer moves the hand of our Maker?
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If you don’t feel led to buy today, please know this is just a tool to help. God is everywhere and cares about you. If you need guidance, all you have to do is ask. We thank Horace for writing with such passion from his very raw experiences. Please check out the quotes below, as well as share this post if you enjoyed it, and support Horace by connecting via social media.
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“What about the direction or comfort you need? How can we receive those blessings if we do nothing but talk at God all the time?”
“The best communicators listen intentionally.”
“( Jesus ) knew the destiny that lay before Him, but he also knew He needed to hear from God the Father.”
“Your life becomes empowered when you hear from God.”
These excerpts are taken from chapter 6, The Power of Listening to God.
The oldest son of a United States Army captain, Horace Williams, Jr. lived most of his toddler years in western Germany, at the foot of breathtaking mountains.
He then moved to Iowa with his parents as they pursued a life in Christian ministry. Horace accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior at a young age, but he did not seek Him wholeheartedly growing up. He then traveled around the United States with his parents before the family settled in Texas.
In 2010, at the height of his career as a sales and marketing consultant, Horace suffered a massive stroke which paralyzed his left side. It was during those times in the hospital that God recaptured his heart and gave him new purpose in life. Horace now has a passion for Christ. God continues to transform him and renew his mind. He wants to encourage people-reminding them of God’s unconditional love and His transforming power.
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Joanne’s post hit home for me and also brought comfort knowing saying YES when it’s hard doesn’t mean we are weak, but it can mean we are faithful and good helpers. We hear a lot about saying NO nowadays, and while both are important depending on where God is leading, it is awesome to know even when we struggle with the flesh, God sees our heart — and even when our hearts struggle — he sees us differently than we see ourselves, or how we “feel.”
She gives examples of people who obeyed regardless of their human emotions and mishaps. This is my cup of tea! Click the graphic to read more & share the love!
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“Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble.”
Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 NLT