You're Not Alone: Intertwining Your Faith with Everyday Life
Updated: Aug 7
You are not alone, I am not alone, EVER. We have the Holy Spirit that resides within us. That was scary to me. Just the thought of someone knowing my every thought, my crazy imagination, my every step, my crazy eating habits, etc. Lord, there’s nowhere to run. I can’t hide. That’s the whole point, right? He already knows. Why do I need to hide?
Hiding is human nature. We hide our feelings; we hide our thoughts; we even hide from ourselves. It takes God to show us who we are and that’s only if you’re open to receiving. It took me a while to be open due to trust issues. He’s still working on me, but today is better than yesterday, and yesterday was better than the day before that. When I was a child, we played Hide-N-Seek. Are you still playing Hide-N-Seek with God?
There’s freedom when you don’t hide. One of my most freeing moments was when I was able to go to the altar and confess to the Lord how I felt about someone and some of the things that had happened between us. It felt like a boulder had been lifted off my shoulders and now I’m able to tell this person that I love them. I still don’t like some of their ways, but I love them as a person. Has this happened to everyone in my life? No. He knows and he’s still working on me.
Some steps I have taken and continue to take are:
Freedom – confession is not for God, he already knows. It’s for you and me. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9
We all have issues, rather it’s trust or something else. He’ll never leave you nor forsake you. “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” Hebrews 13:5
The Holy Spirit is always with us. He’s here to help lead us into all truth. “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.” John 16:13
By doing these things…over time, I’ve been learning how to incorporate Christ into every area of my life.
Below are two books that God has inspired me to write. "The Flip Side" which is available now and "Blinded By Sight, The Heart Matters" coming soon.
So… what’s this book about?
“The Flip Side” depicts the possible feelings and emotions of lesser-known Biblical characters as they navigated their lives in the shadows of the more popular characters in the Bible. While the Bible gives us snippets of their stories, we are usually left in the dark about their true motives, desires, and thoughts concerning the situations they are in. However, one certainty is that despite how little we know about these characters, they were often the catalysts to pivotal moments in the main characters’ lives.
So… what’s this book about?
Join me on a journey of self-discovery. “Blinded by Sight - The Heart Matters” is a compilation of short biblical devotions. These stories are not conclusive. They are depictions of how God is revealing my heart to me.
My prayer is, Lord, make it real for me, show me your heart, show me my heart, and give me the wisdom to change what hinders my relationship with you. I am learning that my perception is my biggest obstacle it affects my mind, what I think, and how I process my experiences. What I have experienced in my mind is expressed through my feelings and these experiences dictate my choices either consciously or subconsciously.
This devotional will allow you to explore and evaluate your past and present situations that have hindered you from seeing the heart of the matter. Simply put, look at the heart – it does matter. Your future depends on it!
I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. Psalms 34:4