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In the From Worrier to Warrior: One Step Closer Devotional Guide by actress and Best-selling author Candace Cameron Bure, readers discover the life-changing power of taking thoughts captive according to God’s Word and God’s ways.
Throughout Scripture, Jesus speaks directly to the anxious, assuring them again and again, ”I’ve got you. I know your needs. I see you, every single day.” On this 30-day journey, Candace’s first-hand accounts of facing worry in her own life, along with biblical reflections, journaling prompts and creative exercises, help restless hearts identify and conquer what holds them back. Equipped with this interactive guide, any worrier can become a warrior who fights the good fight with confidence!
From the Publisher
A note from Actress, producer, and author, Candace Cameron Bure
From my own life, and the stories of others, I’m convinced that worry is a sneaky intruder that enters through the back door.
Fear is happy to bust through the front door, setting off alarms and stirring up panic. Worry? It’s fear in stealth mode. Way quieter, but just as destructive. Worry eats away at a woman’s spirit, poking constant holes in her courage, nitpicking at any bit of faith that she may have built up.
Let’s fight worry together for thirty days. Let’s team up and grow from worriers to warriors! If we can develop a new habit in twenty-one days (that’s what the experts say), then I know we can renew our minds, build up our faith, and gain a new level of confidence in thirty!
This new devotional guide will get us One Step Closer to the goal of becoming the warriors we’ve been created to be.
You’ll be equipped with all the basic gear for building courage and winning the war: the power of Scripture, a devotional reading from my heart to yours, guided questions where we can clarify our struggles with worry, and lots of creative exercises for taking action to win! Together we’ll learn to protect our thoughts and guard our hearts.
The more we focus our eyes and minds on the truths of God, the less power worry will have in our lives.
His uplifting truths encourage us, and His everlasting love cheers us on, as we move one step closer to seeing differently, thinking differently, and believing differently.
Let’s start today!
Experience the life-changing message of God’s Word for yourself. Each entry includes: What God says in Scripture about topics of worry, fear, and anxiety. A note from Candace about the many ways God has showed up in her life. Think on it questions help you reflect on where you are, how you’re feeling, & who you’re becoming. Act on it features creative interactive activities offer a fresh, new perspective on the topic Go deeper with 30 additional videos from Candace with QR codes at the end of each entry.
Journey through Scripture, testimonies, questions, activities, videos and release your worries to God. He’ll equip you with strength, wisdom, and courage to be a warrior who faces any circumstance.
Experience Life-giving Scripture Daily
Jesus said, “I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. . . . Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to Him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?” – Matthew 6:25–27
A Note From Candace
Share real-life moments with Candace and discover how she has leaned on the Savior to get her through this life. You’ll find that God wants to help you with anything at any time. He longs to take the pressure off us.
Think on it Reflection Questions
What’s your typical response to worry? Why is this your go-to?
How does getting stuck in the loop of worry feel to you? What would you compare it to?
What are three to five immediate steps you can take to quit worrying and start exercising your faith?
Act on it Interactive Activities
My definition of taking action includes trusting that my heavenly Father walks with me, cherishes me & will never leave me. To imagine God walking with me through my day is a trust builder. I see Him beside me, talking with me & looking at me with love!
Three times this week, plan to go on a walk with Him during a break, or at either end of your day. Talk to Jesus out loud, like you would your friend. See Him walking next to you, holding your hand. As pour your heart out, allow some silence so His Spirit can guide you, speak to you, & comfort you.
After each walk, journal about your talk & what God imparted to you.
Devotional Guide Sample:
You need not be afraid of sudden disaster or the destruction that comes upon the wicked, for the Lord is your security. He will keep your foot from being caught in a trap (Proverbs 3:25–26).
Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for You are close beside me. . . . Surely Your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life (Psalm 23:4, 6).
Don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today (Matthew 6:34).
“I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11).
A NOTE FROM CANDACE
I shared in my book Kind Is the New Classy about the time Whoopi Goldberg, my cohost on The View, came searching for me in my dressing room after I’d learned that a mass shooting had occurred not far from my son Lev’s school. I was so distraught that when she found me, I was curled up in a closet, bawling my eyes out. And while it turned out that all the kids in Lev’s school were safe, the fear of that day cut deep. I wasn’t just worried; I was terrified, to the point of dread. I won’t ever forget how awful the panic and helplessness felt.
You know as well as I do: We moms can go there in a heartbeat, and not only in emergency situations. Some of us jump from worry to worst-case scenario practically every day!
You don’t have to have a child to make that leap either. Sometimes all it takes is a nudge in the direction of dread, and we’re off and running.
Have you done that? Piled worry upon worry until it becomes the worst thing you can imagine?
Being the nurturing, intuitive souls that we are, we can often sense when something’s up. It might be a little tension at work or church, a friend’s casual comment, an odd reaction from our husband or boyfriend, our teenager’s quietness . . . The radar goes off as soon as something’s not right with our people.
This is the golden moment. I heard somewhere that, biologically, we have sixteen seconds to decide what we will do with a thought. We need to proceed with caution from here, so that our incredible capacity to tune in to others doesn’t create a crisis.
If anybody understands our response in life’s true 9-1-1 moments, it’s God. After all, He equipped our bodies to pump adrenaline during emergencies. As His daughters, however, who are ruled by His Spirit, we shouldn’t leap to catastrophic conclusions at the first trip of our radar. As we would with the motion sensors on our outdoor lights or an alert from one of our security apps, let’s investigate before we assume the worst. Gather more information. Ask questions. And on those rare occasions when we do end up face-to-face with what we feared most, we can be confident that God has gone ahead of us. He’s waiting there, and He’s not about to let us go through it alone.
THINK ON IT
You receive an alert on your phone, a call from your child’s school, or an email from your boss wanting to schedule a meeting. Where do your thoughts go first?
If you quickly jump to the extreme, what steps can you take to tame that instinct?
Publisher : DaySpring (August 15, 2021)
Language : English
Paperback : 192 pages
ISBN-10 : 1648702856
ISBN-13 : 978-1648702853
Item Weight : 1.05 pounds
Dimensions : 7.01 x 0.71 x 8.98 inches
List Price: $13.74