If you’re looking for a new devotional book and study guide to start off the new year, one that will help you delve deeper into Scripture and discover how to apply it to your own life, I have the book for you. You’ll want to pick up LeeAnn Kirkindoll’s 24k Life: Living Every Day Refined by God’s Word.
As LeeAnn describes it, “24k Life is filled with stories, lessons and hope – all direct results of allowing God to refine my heart and my motives so that I can better see things from His perspective. Each entry is a challenge to let the messiness of our daily lives intersect with the refining truth of God’s Word.” She likens the truths and wisdom found in the Bible to gold nuggets and treasures that can enrich us, and she encourages us to dig for the gold together.
“I will bring that group through the fire and make them pure.
I will refine them like silver and purify them like gold.
They will call on my name, and I will answer them.
I will say, ‘These are my people,’ and they
will say, ‘The Lord is our God’.” Zechariah 13:9
I am just starting on this book myself, so unlike a regular book review, I can’t give you a synopsis of the whole book or a final opinion. But I can say from what I’ve seen that it is PURE GOLD and besides the book itself, you will love the extra insights and encouragement available to you in the downloadable FREE 24k Life Gold Digger’s Study Guide that LeeAnn offers on her website. Fifty other women (including me) contributed their time and efforts to write an extra study for each day to help readers take the devotions even deeper because they—like LeeAnn—want to see women fall in love with God’s Word!
I am honored to have been a part of this process. In today’s post, I’m going to share with you (with LeeAnn’s permission) a chapter from her book that she sent to me before it was printed. It’s from Day 35: Cost Analysis. (If you’re planning on taking a week with each chapter, consider this Week 35.) After reading that devotion and giving it some thought, I wrote a suggested study guide to accompany it. With so many different women writing each day’s guide, you will surely discover something new and/or be encouraged by someone’s individual insight and dedication to getting into (and getting something out of) the Word.
1) Read the 24k Life deovotion entry.
2) Highlight the main Scripture in your Bible or write it out in your journal.
3) Spend time that day/week following the guidelines for deeper study provided in the study guide.
4) Follow through personally on any practical life application prompts from the book or the guide.
5) Memorize a suggested Scripture from the guide that correlates with the devotion entry.
6) Listen to one of the songs noted in the guide. You can find them all here: LeeAnn’s 24k Life Playlist on Spotify
Below are my thoughts on one way to delve deeper into the topic and the Scripture.
I hope you will pick up this gem of a book and get your year off to a great start.
To learn more about LeeAnn and her ministry and/or to keep up with her inspiring words and daily encouragement, go online to LeeAnnKirkindoll.com and fill in the request under “Make Your Inbox Shiny!”