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Book details
  • Genre:RELIGION
  • SubGenre:Christian Life / Personal Growth
  • Language:English
  • Pages:200
  • eBook ISBN:9780997429824

Divine Detours

When God Messes Up Your Plans

by Sion Alford View publisher's profile page

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Overview
We receive precious gifts from God; however, then He leads us to an altar and asks us to lay down everything, including His own fulfillment of the promises He gave to us. Does this sound crazy? It seems counterintuitive, as if it doesn’t make sense. When God is the hero of the story, it never ends in death. In fact, it is quite the opposite. God’s stories always end in resurrection and life. Just as the cross wasn’t the end for our Savior, the death of your dream isn’t the end for you. The death of your dream opens the doorway to something better, more real, and more life-giving.
Description
This is a book about the dream that God places within each believer to fulfill His mission in our lives. However, sometimes God interrupts our dream because he knows we need to grow, learn, and mature. During those times, we can focus on God’s glory and our humility. Sion opens his own life to reflect on these themes. Through his years of ministry service, God has taught him about these lessons. God gives His most precious gifts; however, then He leads us to an altar and asks us to lay down everything, including His own fulfillment of the promises He gave to us. Does this sound crazy? It seems counterintuitive, as if it doesn’t make sense. When God is the hero of the story, it never ends in death. In fact, it is quite the opposite. God’s stories always end in resurrection and life. Just as the cross wasn’t the end for our Savior, the death of your dream isn’t the end for you. The death of your dream opens the doorway to something better, more real, and more life-giving.
About the author
Dr. Sion Alford serves as an Executive Worship Pastor at Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas. He draws on his background as a worship leader, musician, teacher, songwriter, administrator, and pastor to speak globally. Sion offers a unique perspective to leaders pastors, worship pastors, college students, and church congregations with informative and practical teaching. Sion is passionately in love with Shannon, his best friend and wife of 24 years. They have a full quiver of eight children.

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