Come, Sit, Stay by Ellen Vaughn audiobook

Come, Sit, Stay: An Invitation to Deeper Life in Christ

By Ellen Vaughn
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    ISBN: 9781621880325

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." -Matthew 11:28. Perhaps you’re like me. Perhaps you originally came to Jesus and felt great freedom as He eased your load. But maybe, over the course of the journey with Him, your burdens piled up and you lost your joy. It happens so easily: we unconsciously lose our focus on Christ and begin to look to ourselves. We distractedly go through the routines of the “Christian life,” whatever that is, depending on our own strength, discipline, and works. When that happens, the world goes gray. The bright colors and fun vitality of an intimate relationship with Jesus fade to an anxious, resentful, weary, and burdened religious life: the very thing Jesus came to free people from. Yet, embedded within Jesus’ call to “Come to Me” is a progression of verbs that actually lead to the result of rest. Wonderful, real rest for our souls. And if you have a strange brain like me, these verbs happen to sound a lot like dog commands. I’m not suggesting that we’re all retrievers or poodles or border collies . . . but I am saying that there is a certain frisky love, power, and freedom in obedience that is unleashed when we respond to Jesus’ invitation and learn to obey the commands of the Master. Come. Sit. Stay. When we obey these commands, the rich result is rest. This rest can change our lives. -Author Ellen Vaughn

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Summary

Summary

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." -Matthew 11:28. Perhaps you’re like me. Perhaps you originally came to Jesus and felt great freedom as He eased your load. But maybe, over the course of the journey with Him, your burdens piled up and you lost your joy. It happens so easily: we unconsciously lose our focus on Christ and begin to look to ourselves. We distractedly go through the routines of the “Christian life,” whatever that is, depending on our own strength, discipline, and works. When that happens, the world goes gray. The bright colors and fun vitality of an intimate relationship with Jesus fade to an anxious, resentful, weary, and burdened religious life: the very thing Jesus came to free people from. Yet, embedded within Jesus’ call to “Come to Me” is a progression of verbs that actually lead to the result of rest. Wonderful, real rest for our souls. And if you have a strange brain like me, these verbs happen to sound a lot like dog commands. I’m not suggesting that we’re all retrievers or poodles or border collies . . . but I am saying that there is a certain frisky love, power, and freedom in obedience that is unleashed when we respond to Jesus’ invitation and learn to obey the commands of the Master. Come. Sit. Stay. When we obey these commands, the rich result is rest. This rest can change our lives. -Author Ellen Vaughn

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This is a refreshing book, not about religion, but about a relationshipwith the surprising God who invites us to come to Him and be uniquelyrefreshed. Ellen Vaughn has captured essential truths in unusual ways; this is a fun read that goes deep.”  Eric Metaxas, author of Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery 
“Ellen Vaughn is brilliant, insightful, funny, Christ-loving, and has a dognamed after C. S. Lewis. But to top it off, she is also a terrific writer. I've enjoyed and benefited from Ellen's books for many years.”  Randy Alcorn, bestselling author and founder of Eternal Perspective Ministries
“Ellen Vaughn is a gifted, persuasive, and sometimes blunt writer who understands how both humor and story can winsomely disarm us and reveal truths we may have sought to avoid. Her book is a refreshing invitation to consider Christ’s tender words to the weary and a balm for our disquieted souls.”  Dr. Ravi Zacharias, author and speaker
“ This refreshing book is a great tool to understand…the radical rest that only Jesus can give, and the…eternal perspective that can actually bring deep peace…Ellen is a witty, clear writer, and Come, Sit, Stay is a fast, compelling read.”  Joni Eareckson Tada, founder of Joni and Friends

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Author Bio: Ellen Vaughn

Author Bio: Ellen Vaughn

Ellen Vaughn is an award-winning author and speaker. She speaks frequently at Christian retreats and has been featured at writers’ seminars in the US and Canada. A native of Washington DC, Vaughn and her husband, Lee, live in Virginia with daughter Emily, twins Walker and Haley, and an enormous dog named after C. S. Lewis.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Religion
Runtime: 6.93
Audience: Adult
Language: English