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O Taste & See That the Lord Is Good: Intertwining Your Faith with Everyday Life

Updated: Aug 7

O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him. Psalm 34:8. I first heard this scripture when our Pastor's Bishop came to preach at our church. I was a new believer at that time. So, I thought: what do I have to lose? I wanted to try and experience God and to test His word.

Now, my areas of struggle might be different than yours, but I was not one to be an overly generous giver. Warning: don't test the Lord if you are not willing to be obedient. The church was having a revival, and near the end of the service, I heard, from the Lord, that I was to donate a specific amount. This amount was what I had just received as a bonus. I hadn't even told my husband, so I knew it had to be the Lord. I was like, wait, what? I got up and went to the back of the church by the exit and cried.

Did I want to leave? Yes. Did I? No. I gave the church the offering. I'm not sure I was cheerful, more like shocked. It was my test, and the Lord came through. A few weeks later, I received the donated amount back and more.

Both devotionals "Blinded By Sight: The Heart Matters" and "The Flip Side" talk about life and some of the trials and tribulations as well as the blessings we receive on our Christian journey.

Some steps I have continually taken are:

  • I had to learn that when I tested God’s word He would come through. Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the LORD of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need.” Malachi 3:10

  • I needed to know that God is faithful and that I could trust Him. “Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. Mark 11:23

  • This test helped me with my faith. “And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.” Hebrews 11:6

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

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