Getting Outside Your Comfort Zone: Intertwining Your Faith with Everyday Life
Updated: Aug 3
Over the past few months, I have been getting out more and meeting people in my local area. It's been interesting, and I’m beginning to love it. Telling people about my devotionals has been eye-opening for me. I'm learning and growing through sharing. The scripture that comes to mind is Ephesians 6:20, "For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak."
I think about all the years I've spent learning the Word in the four walls of the church, and now through the devotionals that God has given me, I have the opportunity to witness for Him. It has been a humbling experience. Some buy, some don't, but the blessing is always in people sharing their stories and us encouraging each other.
It’s amazing how many people I meet who are interested in hearing about the word of God. Believers and unbelievers seem equally interested. My devotional, The Flip Side talks about lesser-known characters in the bible, people like me and you. So, I get to present these biblical characters in a new and exciting way that provokes thought.
I love it when people say, ”oh, I didn’t know that”. People like sharing, and as they share, I'm finding my voice to speak boldly for the Lord.
I went live. Check it out on my Facebook.
We talked about one of the devotions out of "Blinded By Sight: The Heart Matters ". You'll also enjoy "The Flip Side" both were created out of a desire that God placed in my heart. Have faith in who you believe in. God is in control.
Some steps I have continually taken are:
Get out and share the word. “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” Mark 16:15
Trust that the Lord will give you what to say. “But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak. For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.” Matthew 10:19-20
Be an encourager. “Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11
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" and "Blinded By Sight: The Heart Matters" both available now.
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