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Publisher's Summary

Pastor and Grammy-winning musician Smokie Norful inspires listeners to go to God and experience more fulfillment, delight, power, and success than they ever dreamed.
According to Smokie Norful, sometimes our lives feel like a pot of rice in his grandmother's kitchen: hissing, boiling over, about to explode and create panic. The only way to avoid an explosion is to take the lid off - that is, to stop being trapped inside ourselves and instead look to God and his grace to make us all he intends us to be. Taking the lid off, Norful argues, entails four actions: look inward, experiencing the cleansing of forgiveness and the power of the Holy Spirit; look outward, seeking for others to experience the joy of living for God and have the best God has to offer; look upward and marvel at God's love and strength to accomplish his purposes; and move onward, devising a strategy to accomplish all God has put in our hearts to do.
When we take these four steps, the pressure goes down, we gain peace and perception, and things work out much better in the end. When we finally take the lid off, we can become the people God has created us to be and do what we were intended to do. We get in touch with the unlimited power of his Spirit, we're directed by the challenge of his purposes, and we experience the joy of seeing him use us to change lives. All of us need help in taking the lid off in order to trust God, take action, and reach our full potential.
©2017 Smokie Norful (P)2017 Thomas Nelson
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5 out of 5 stars
By Tanya Green on 04-18-18


I truly enjoyed Taking The Lid off. I’m dealing with major life changes and listening to this book felt as if God was sending confirmation through each word that was tailor made for me. Thank you Pastor Norful for not only this book but also for your songs which have ministered to me for years. You are a blessing!!

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By Nina on 10-11-17

This book changed my life for the better!

I will never be the same. This book opened by eyes and I feel awakened to the endless possibilities. I am ready to receive all that God has promised me.
Thank you Pastor Smokie Norful for sharing your story. I know now that I my story can have a great ending as well. I can't wait to share my testimonies about how this book help transform my life! -Nina B.

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