I find it harder to focus, especially when it comes to my spiritual life. In Everyday Faithfulness, Glenna Marshall shows us the beauty of ordinary perseverance in a demanding world.
In less than 200 pages, Marshall describes, shows, and provides practical tips on what it takes to have everyday faithfulness. In the introduction, she urges us to think like a farmer, exhibiting patience and fortitude while depending on God. It is a call for us to persevere, and a prayer for God to preserve us.
There are 8 seasons that Marshall highlights to help us in our fight for faithfulness: (1) Faithful when you’re just not disciplined, (2) faithful when your hands are full, (3) faithful when you’re waiting, (4) faithful when you doubt, (5) faithful when you’re suffering, (6) faithful when your heart is cold, (7) faithful when you sin, and (8) faithful to the end. The chapters in this book are saturated with Scripture and relevant application.
Prayer, Bible reading, and not forsaking the church are the primary application points. She customizes them for each season while adding other helpful tips. At the end of each chapter, she includes a short story of a real, regular woman who has encouraged her as an example of everyday faithfulness. This book is filled with hope for your spiritual habits.
As a father of two sons, both being less than 2 years old, I was most impacted by Chapter 3: Faithful When Your Hands Are Full. I was reminded that I need true rest, and that planning and flexibility can go a long way when it comes to my kids. Moreover, I was encouraged to see every day as a brand new day, and I can let go of how yesterday might have looked. The Lord’s mercies are truly new every morning. Great is his faithfulness.
I received a media copy of Everyday Faithfulness and this is my honest review. I hope to better share my life with you this summer season. Join my free newsletter for my book reviews, articles, ministry updates, and family life. Link in bio. - 27 minutes ago