The Extravagant Fool
In this book, Kevin Adams talks about how he lost his business and finances and describes the whirlwind of losses and troubles that his family went through. Very candidly, he describes how he tried to stay afloat by even trying to get online jobs in order to raise money to at least buy groceries.
Through this moving book, we are able to see how God provided for Kevin’s family in the hardest of times. Sometimes others gave, sometimes he got unbelievable jobs, say the one he got for only two weeks, but it raised enough income to support his family for 6 months.
It is a walk through trusting God in the hard times, obeying Him when obeying doesn’t seem to make any sense at all, resting when He says to rest and moving only when He says to move.
I learnt a lot from this book, and it was largely a reminder of what I knew but had relaxed on following. I now plan to simply trust and obey, and quit laboring so hard – because the Lord’s burden is easy, and His yoke is light. Unless He allows for a deal to work or connections to be fruitful and beneficial, our efforts are all in vain. It may seem foolish to do nothing when we are desperate for a solution, but if God says to rest, we should simply rest, because He always has a better plan for us than our efforts could ever produce.