Friday, August 9, 2013

Review: "Not of This World" by Lisa Chan

"What are the things that tie you to this world?"

What things do I treasure more in "this life" than I do God?  

In her third and final True Beauty DVD, Lisa reminds us we have to be very careful by how quickly these "things" can distract from God and His purpose for us and our love for Him.  She asks, "What keeps you from seeing and embracing God's purposes?"

Check out Matthew 6:19!  Are your treasures for this life or for the life to come?

Lisa asks, "What does friendship with the world look like?"  Often we find ourselves loving the things HE made more than we love Him.   I know I am guilty of this so often!  I have to always remind myself that HE is the giver and to worship the GIVER not the GIFTS!  Do you struggle with this?  

Here is a good question to ask yourself, "In what ways can I detach myself from the world and still enjoy the gifts that God has given me?"  We need to be aware of when our enjoyment has gone too far!

How can we open up our hearts and our hands an share the things of this world we have been given?  Are we white-knuckled with fists clenched holding our "gifts" too tight?  A great question for self-reflection as you consider the gifts you love more than the Giver!  

We must remember that everything pales in comparison to knowing and following Jesus.  We must allow this truth to resonate within our hearts and our minds.  Our pride can create discontentment with what He gives or doesn't give.  As our eyes are focused on Him and Him alone, we can find the joy in the gifts (yes's and the no's) and gratitude towards the Giver! 

Lisa graciously reminds us to follow Him and hold this world loosely!

I hope you will be encouraged by Lisa's challenges and check out her True Beauty DVD series!
Watch the trailer: HERE
Watch Carolyn: HERE discussing True Beauty is Not of This World


Disclaimer: I received this product free of charge. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I was not monetarily compensated for this review.