Thursday, July 5, 2012

Daydreams







I've read a lot of testimonies of God's work in the lives of His people, I have my own, but I've never read such a powerful testimony as this. In fact, if you'd like to read a modern day version of the Biblical book of Job, this is it. Better yet, you'll find even greater faith in this man's life ... and I don't make that statement lightly.

Daniel Parkins has endured more in life than I believe any loving God should allow a person to. But as I read through the author's sufferings, I realized something . . . I saw God's purpose in it all . . . God's glory is displayed through this man's life probably more than anyone I've ever known. It's easy to praise God when you're "feeling" blessed, but what about when all you "feel" is excruciating pain and suffering that can't be expressed in words. I'm not sure I could hold onto my faith as Daniel Parkins has. But after reading his testimony in "DayDreams," his faith has transformed mine in greater ways than I can even say.

This is not a book for those who'd like to have God "sugar coated." This book is raw and real, just like God. Through it, you'll find yourself examining your own faith in more ways than you'll be able to count. You'll find yourself crying out, at the throne of God, "Lord, I do believe, help my unbelief."

I am astounded at the author's faith through more pain and suffering than I can even imagine. Yet, I find his pain has eternal gain. The power and glory of God cannot be denied in this man's life. I'm honestly not sure I've ever seen God's glory shine brighter than through the testimony of Daniel Parkins. Truly, this is a must read for anyone who says that have faith in God.

1 comments:

OntheGloryRoad said...

I know Dan Parkins personally, and his story in Day Dreams barely scratches the surface. You are right about his trials being beyond earthly understanding, but you are also right about God being glorified through a life most of us can't imagine and don't really even want to think about. Dan and Kelly's amazing story is one that deserves to be told. It is the story of a life that God chose for His purpose and knew would be used for his glory. Thank you Dan, for walking it out in front of us. We reap the benefits of it's challenging yet beautiful glory.

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I am so blessed that you would take the time to share your thoughts with me! You encourage my faith and I pray that God will fill you to the full with His love, mercy,and grace! With joy, Cherie

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