I am honored when I get to work with companies and products that are truly life changing…and I’m not talking about the latest and greatest home cleaning innovation. Lisa Chan’s latest DVD in her True Beauty Series, “Deny Yourself” is life changing. I’ve been a Christian for almost 25 years and Christianity isn’t about perfection it is about process. It is about becoming more Christ-like. In this process we go through seasons and as we grow more layers are peeled back and discarded. This growing process isn’t always easy but as you come through each season you reap the harvest.
Truly living out God’s Word is simple, but it isn’t easy. In Luke 14:27 Jesus says, “And whoever does not carry their cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.” (NIV). This passage is meat and it is a tough piece to chew and swallow. This passage is also the focus of the second film of Lisa Chan’s new series, True Beauty: Finding Your Identity in Jesus (David C Cook/Flannel, March 2013), where Lisa Chan–co-founder of the mega-church Cornerstone Community Church in Simi Valley—presents another option for women: Deny Yourself. In this impactful teaching, she demonstrates a way of life that is full of contentedness and joy.
We live in a “me first” society where most people don’t put other people before themselves, let alone God. In this passage we are being called to put down our plans, our agenda and seek God’s plans and walk them out-no matter how hard. For the last 2 months I’ve been honored to do ministry with a group of young adults who have put their lives, education and personal relationships aside to follow after the calling God has on their lives. It is a breath of fresh air you work with 18-28 year olds who understand and are living out Luke 14:27 on a daily basis. I am striving to be more like the kids I am ministering with and Lisa Chan’s DVD couldn’t have arrived at my home at a better time.
Are you on this Christian journey? Do you want to understand this passage more deeply? I recommend getting yourself a copy of this devotional DVD. Last year I reviewed the first installment in this series Be Still, and I can’t wait for this summer’s release of Not of This World.
One winner will receive a copy of Lisa Chan’s DVD “Deny Yourself”. The giveaway ends 4/22/13 at 12:00am. The winner will be notified via email and have 48 hours to claim their prize.
Disclosure: I received a copy of the DVD for the purpose of this review/giveaway. All opinions are 100% mine.