A couple of weeks ago, I began reading Vonda Skelton’s Seeing Through the Lies. Now, to be perfectly honest, I really didn’t know what to expect. I had seen Vonda in person last fall at the North Texas Christian Writers’ Conference. She is an adorable, hilarious, petite little woman with a warm smile and an even warmer personality.
She also writes children’s books, and she autographed one of her Bitsy Mysteries for my daughter. Then, when Charis e-mailed her to tell her how much she loved the book, Vonda e-mailed her back! Needless to say, I was already a big fan.
After reading this book, I am ready to start a fan club. Seriously, I found such relief in reading this woman’s zany descriptions of her own life! She’s not perfect! And do you know what she showed me? I don’t have to be perfect either! Through laughter and tears, she uses God’s Word to show me – and you – that Satan is the master of lies. And with these lies, he holds us captive.
He tells us we can do it all. That we can be thin. Beautiful. Organized. Excellent housewives. Perfect moms. He tells us that we can work a forty-hour week, run the kids here and there, feed our families perfectly well-balanced meals, have spotless homes, and do it all with gentle, soft-spoken voices and perfect hair-dos. And sleep? Who needs sleep? We superwomen just plow right on through, making the most of every moment. And we spend our lives chasing this myth of perfect, godly womanhood.
But through God’s Word, Vonda shows the reader that God doesn’t expect any of that from us. He loves us unconditionally, and He only wants our hearts. He wants us to love Him back. And when we give Him our hearts, something beautiful begins to happen. When we start loving God, spending time with Him, listening to Him . . . then He will begin His great work in us. Changing us. Transforming us. Making us like Him.
And being like Him? Well, that’s a whole lot better than being a superwoman.
Read more about the book, Seeing Through the Lies, at www.VondaSkelton.com .
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