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About the Book
Book: Donkey Devos: Listen When God Speaks
Author: Susan K. Stewart
Release date: July 15, 2021
Did you know the Bible mentions only two talking animals? Each of these creatures had a different message. The first to speak out was the serpent. This character certainly wasn’t a model. If God was using this snake for a test drive, I can see why he kept the mouths of the other animals closed. This snake in the grass spoke words meant for evil. Later God allowed another animal to speak—the lowly donkey. The beast of burden. This time the animal had words of wisdom.
Susan K. Stewart expected dogs, cats, and the occasional goldfish would be all the pets she’d need—until the day Susan met donkeys at a rescue center. A few years after that fateful visit, three donkeys became part of the Stewart family. Susan soon learned these humble creatures are still messengers of wisdom.
Donkey Devos is a collection of forty pearls Susan has learned from spending time learning about her equine friends and chatting with them. She uses her experiences, donkey facts, and Biblical donkey details to share the truths God has taught. The whole family will delight in the donkey tales with a message from God.
BOOK EXCERPT #7
3. Maybe we need to do something, and not eat a cardboard box. It’s possible our spiritual lives are boring because we aren’t doing anything. We expect God, or others, to do everything
4. We seek entertainment or excitement rather than worship. Instead of entering the gates of worship expecting to give, we’re ready to get. We tend to put nice words on it like “being fed.” But we’re adults; we don’t need to be fed. We need to give—give ourselves to God.
Are we settling for cardboard boxes? Instead of experiencing the wonder of the Holy Spirit, we slump in our seat and kick aside what doesn’t personally appeal. We look for what we think is the tasty morsels.
Maybe we need to make some changes in our ideas about worship. Think. Does that change begin with us? Like the Psalmist, we need to enter his gates giving thanks, not the expectation of what’s in it for me.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!Psalm 100:4
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Susan K. Stewart didn’t expect to become a “donkey whisper,” as some of her neighbors say. One day God put her in a herd of donkeys, and it was love at first bray. Susan and her husband Bob live in Central Texas with their three dogs, three cats, numerous chickens, and inspiring donkeys. They have three children and six outstanding grandchildren. Susan’s passion is to inspire readers with practical, real-world solutions and a few donkey stories.