Book Review: Seizing Your Divine Moment by Erwin McManus


(rereleased as Chasing Daylight)

“What if you knew that there was a moment coming, a divine moment, one where God would meet you in such a way that nothing would be the same again?” I want to take advantage of those moments. Using the story of Jonathan going into battle with only his armor-bearer, McManus answers this question for each of us. None of us wants to spend our days asking “what if,” regretting those moments we neglected to seize. McManus encourages us to identify and seize those moments.

Seizing Your Divine Moment is an encouragement to anyone wanting to make the most of life. Throughout the pages are stories of people seizing and not seizing divine moments. In these stories we get a chance to see just how important seizing divine moments is to the rest of your life. “Moments are not independent or disconnected realities. Moments carry the momentum of the past and fuel the momentum for the future.”

“We have put so much emphasis on avoiding evil that we have become virtually blind to the endless opportunities for doing good.” Seizing your divine moment is not about making sure you don’t sin, its about seizing opportunities to do good. Each day, we notice small moments in which we have a choice to make; we can take the time to do something good or we can avoid it and move on, hoping for something bigger to come our way. When we begin to seize the small moments, we do not struggle when the big moments come – seizing them just become natural.

Do you want to do more? Do you struggle to see the difference you are making in the world? If so, then you need to read through this book. You will not find checklists or formulas for seizing divine moments. You will find hope, encouragement and a new outlook on how you live each day. When we listen to God and follow Him, even when outnumbered like Jonathan, we will find others are willing to follow and help. Make the change, seize each divine moment.

My advice (rating) – go out and buy it (4 out of 5)

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