I love a good read. I don’t have tons of quiet time to complete a book, so the author better grab me quick or I’m outta there. All the Places to Go by John Ortberg is perfect for the reader who loves truth bombs coupled with humor and legit real life application.
This book also totally freed me from the heavy burden that God is only behind ONE door.
I used to carry the burden of not wanting to disobey God. It was like there were only two doors: Obeying God’s will & and Disobeying God’s will.
AHHHHH! The stress that comes with not knowing God’s will!! This will totally calm you down and gift you with the freedom to love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, strength, and love your neighbor as yourself.
All the Places to Go is excellent source wisdom for those seeking a life following Christ.
Below are my Top Quotes from All the Places to Go
“No project is so great that it doesn’t need God. No project is so small that is doesn’t interest God.”
“If we do not learn to find God in our small worlds, we will never find God at all.”
“Spiritual maturity is being able to face troubles without being troubled.”
“Sometimes going through an open door just means not being a jerk. If the door is not marked glamorous, just settle for obedient.”
“The standard position for being truly problem free is dead.”
“Sometimes, it’s what you do after the door is open that makes all the difference.”
“If I stew over what might have been, I rob myself of energy and spirit to see all the small doors God sets before me each day.”
“If ‘having a peace about it’ we’re the ultimate criterion for going through open doors, nobody in the Bible have done anything God asked.”
“We don’t follow clarity. We follow God!”
“An open door is an opportunity provided by God, to act with and for God.”
“The doors through which a soul can leave fear into courage, leave hatred and enter forgiveness, leave ignorance and enter into learning.”
“The primary will for your life is not the achievements you accrue; it’s the person you become.”
“Feeling ready is highly overrated. God is looking for obedience.What the world needs is not simply isolated outward deeds, but transformed character from within. That’s what Jesus wants to release into the world.”
I would recommend this book to anyone who is constantly wondering if they are pleasing God with their choices as well as people who paralyzed from making decisions based on fear of disobeying God.
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Dear Heavenly Father,
I pray that every eye who reads this comes to know you and your will for their life. I pray you continue to draw them closer to you as they learn to love with their whole heart, soul, mind, and strength. Give us wisdom and the courage to make decisions that honor you and help us to love our neighbor.
In Jesus name,