Monday, August 30, 2010

Stormie Omartian

Shortly after that meeting with Bill, we were at Walmart when I decided to wonder through the book section.  I wasn't really looking for anything specific.

As I scanned the books and titles, one book stood out:  "Lord, I Want to Be Whole" by Stormie Omartian.  If you know Stormie Omartian you know where this is heading.  I did not know Stormie Omartian so it meant nothing to me.

The book laid around the house for 3 or 4 months until I even opened it.  When I finally did start reading I was very disappointed - it was a religious book.  I had read the title but I thought it was more like - Man, I want to be whole.  I didn't think it was a religious book.  How could read this stuff when I
couldn't even tolerate
all those preachy people on TV?
Reluctantly I continued reading.  I was so surprised when I couldn't put it down.  I learned a lot about myself and realized there were so many things I was doing that were not good for my spiritual health.  Things I never thought of as harmful or a big deal whatsoever.

This book was full of great advice that didn't seem preachy at all: 

  • ...forgiveness doesn't make the other person right; it makes you free.
  • ... the state of your mind affects the state of your heart...
  • You will never find peace, restoration and wellness if you nurture a spirit of anger.
I then cleaned house.  I also started listening to Christian music and giving those "preachy people" a try.

Little by little, step by step, God was bringing me closer to Him and I was finding peace.

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A Little R&R said...

Oh - I am going to look forward to reading these posts. :) I love Stormie Omaritain.

Carol said...

Loved reading those great advices. Nice book...Thanks for sharing