It could be any of us, at any time, on any day: Intertwining Your Faith with Everyday Life
I had the opportunity to go to an out of town wedding this weekend. The event was beautiful. It was a fairytale wedding. Although I’m not big on fairy tales, I enjoyed the experience. I am happy for the bride and groom and I pray that the marriage will be successful.
I had not been to Atlanta in a very long time and now, I know why. Traffic is off the chain. It was a busy weekend for the city, country music concerts, homecomings, rap concerts, etc. This city is always alive and vibrant.
One of the sad things I witnessed was the homelessness. We stayed in downtown Atlanta and the amount of homeless people on the streets was overwhelming. Everywhere you turned you would see makeshift homes. People walking around barely covered, no shoes, and dirty.
I asked the Lord, what should we be doing as Christians? What should we do for the people in our country who are experiencing so many problems? It’s a lot for one person, but if we could all pull together what can we accomplish? There are a lot of programs available, but are they really working? This problem persists in every state. Why can’t we solve this problem in our country? Are we so self-centered that we no longer see? Or is it so normal that we don’t notice it anymore? I just had so many questions, and no answers.
The scriptures talk about homelessness, this has been a problem for a very long time, but as Christians we are called to help. I need to seek the Lord on how I can help. I encourage you to prayerfully seek Him too.
We should care about the homeless. “The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern.” Proverbs 29:7
We should be willing to help and not ignore. “Whoever shuts their ears to the cry of the poor will also cry out and not be answered.” Proverbs 21:13
We should give out of a good heart, not for show. “But now as for what is inside you—be generous to the poor, and everything will be clean for you.” Luke 11:41
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