USA (MNN) — For many of us, stability has been a distant wish since January 2020. From pandemic lockdowns to inflation, the world is constantly in flux, giving us new difficulties to overcome.
A dependable constant sounds really good right now.
“I don’t know how anyone can do life without God. And the Scriptures are where we not only learn about God, but also where He reveals His heart to us,” says Kelly Chesnut, Director of Spiritual Development at Wycliffe USA.
Troubled times often lead to “tunnel vision,” where “we put blinders on, or have a perspective that only sees the ‘hard’ in our own lives, or the ‘hard’ in the lives of those closest to us,” she continues.
“We forget that God is a God of hope and joy, and He is moving. He is doing work in people all over the world.”
A new resource from Wycliffe USA explores this concept in depth. Deeply Rooted, a 30-day devotional book, describes how lives have been changed when they’re rooted in Scripture. A companion journal allows for personal reflection.
“You’re not only learning about communities impacted by God’s Word in their own language, but you have the opportunity to stop and reflect on [the] Scripture’s impact in your own life,” Chesnut says.
Kelly wrote the book with her husband, Wycliffe President/CEO John Chesnut.
“This book is a compilation of some devotionals that we had written for our staff, and stories about what God is doing around the world,” she says.
“Just as our passion is for seeing lives transformed around the world, we want to see our staff engaged in their own transformational journey as they continue to be rooted in God’s Word.”
As the holidays approach, consider surprising your loved ones with a resource like Deeply Rooted.
“If you’re going to give a gift this Christmas, look at giving something that will have an eternal impact. All the proceeds go to Bible translation projects that Wycliffe is working in,” Chesnut says.
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