K.P. Yohannan masterfully lifts us up to a higher place where we can gain a new perspective on our troubles and how they fit into God’s plan. He doesn’t offer trite advice that minimizes our trials. Rather, he acknowledges that we will face all kinds of difficulties and yet he shows us how to navigate our difficulties with trust in God that overflows in joy and peace in the midst of trials.
Destined to Soar could be used as a devotional book, with 37 short chapters on topics regarding humility, joy, obedience, unity, service, identity, grace, love, peace, and more. The author is a master storyteller and has a grip on Scripture that comes from living it out for many decades. This makes his writing powerful and effective in touching the reader at a point of need and offering healing and perspective.
It’s always a joy to read books by K.P. Yohannan. I highly recommend his books.
Let me leave you with this brief excerpt:
When we read this chapter in John, we could easily misunderstand that Jesus was instructing His disciples on bearing fruit, such as evangelism, witnessing, soul-winning and fulfilling the Great Commission. After all, He told them, “He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit” (John 15:5).
But what Jesus is actually referring to in this chapter is their lives. He is showing them how they will be able to produce the fruit of the Spirit mentioned in Galatians 5:22-23: “Love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.”
What Jesus is concentrating on here is not at all the kingdom work that you and I do nor the work the disciples were going to do later on in the book of Acts. The fruit we will bear if we abide in Him is transformed lives. All we do is simply the result of what we have become.
What Jesus explained to His disciples worked so well that we read later on in Acts 17:6, “These who have turned the world upside down have come here too.”
A transformed life will impact everything around it and produce eternal results without a single struggle to make it happen.
–K.P. Yohannan, Destined to Soar
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