When I got an e-mail a few weeks back asking if I’d like to review the new Lisa Chan True Beauty: Be Still devotional DVD, my first thoughts were: “But I’ll have just had a baby. And I’ve done a lot of reviews lately. And I have a lot lined up…and I have a full editorial calendar planned for September….”
But then I thought about how much I enjoyed reading Lisa’s husband’s book, Crazy Love–and then I had another thought: “What if the LORD wants me to view Be Still because He has something to teach me through it? And what if there is something in this DVD that He wants you, dear reader, to hear?
How could I say no?
It turns out, my suspicions of God’s sovereignty in this dvd literally falling into my e-mail inbox turned out to be right on target. The entire premise of the film is to help women who are caught up in the busyness of life.
Um, let me lower my head for a minute and raise my hand because…that would be me. And I have a feeling I’m not the only one.
Although Be Still is a quick, 23-minute film, Lisa packs the devotional with the truth of God’s Word that both uplifts, encourages, challenges and convicts. The film addresses the epidemic of busyness that is affecting today’s Christian women.
Lisa believes that “in their efforts to be everything to everyone, women have forgotten the ONE who really should be their everything.”
Be Still addresses the issues that confront women when they forget to spend time with Jesus—something that, like most women, Lisa struggled with herself.
Some of my favorite quotes included:
“I think we are living in crazy times where life is so full of distractions and so many crazy things to do….there’s one more text message we’ve got to get to…there’s 5 more e-mails…there’s 2 more loads of laundry waiting for us…In all this madness, God, who never changes, and who always stays the same, is saying: Be still.”~Lisa Chan
And I found the following quote especially convicting:
“I hear women complain one of two ways…that they don’t have time….they are too busy, too much going on….or are so tired and worn out and just feel at the end of themselves. I see…women spending so much time on the computer, taking their meaningless quizzes on Facebook. Some of them are scrapbooking to perfection; some of them are browsing through magazines that are filled with great worldy wisdom and so many of them committed to these reality shows that they cannot miss. [They] say they are so tired and weary and God seems so far from them, yet the choices they are making won’t lead them any more close to God. We wonder why women are so spiritually dead and why the women in the church are struggling with depression and anxiety and stress and totally lacking in spiritual maturity.” ~Lisa Chan
This devotional will encourage you to find rest for your soul in Christ alone. As Lisa says in the film: “The things of this world are passing and not important, and you know it’s not what you really want….”
Check out the film’s trailer below:
You can purchase the devotional dvd here for $14.99. Want to try to win a copy?
*I received no compensation for this post, but I did get to preview the film and will receive the dvd free of charge.*
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