Investing In Growth: Intertwining Your Faith with Everyday Life
Updated: Aug 7
The church that I attend is a teaching church. One of the reasons I love my church is that when I first became a member, I had a strong desire to attend bible college. The problem was where and how would I be able to fit all of this on my plate. God answered my prayer, and the dilemma was resolved.
Our church services consisted of bible study on Tuesdays, Fridays, two Sunday services and Sunday school. I believe God had us on the fast track, but this was what I wanted. I love hearing about the word and being able to ask questions for clarity and understanding. I came in with a hunger to know and grow. I was willing to invest my time and energy in learning the word. Out of my hunger two devotionals were birth - "The Flip Side" and "Blinded By Sight: The Heart Matters".
Some steps I have taken and continue to take are:
Find a bible-based church. A Christ-led church where every aspect of church life and function is done in prayer and scripture is taught. Where discipleship and evangelism demonstrate the power of the gospel to change people’s lives. "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:" 2 Timothy 3:16
Remember that the church body is an assembly of like believers and that no one is perfect. “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” Hebrews 10:25
Study to show yourself approved. Read and ask questions. “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." 2 Timothy 2:15
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