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Not seeing what's in front of us: Intertwining Your Faith with Everyday Life

During my recent trip through the airport, I was reminded of certain aspects of my life. In the larger airports, you ride a tram to get to the terminal for your flight. This past weekend, I experienced this. Although I boarded the correct tram, I got confused after reaching the destination due to the signs. The sign read to get to terminals A, B, & C (large print) - "baggage claim" (small print), go in this direction. The words baggage claim were in small print and off to the side, so I wasn't sure I was in terminal A. I ignored the small print. I asked for directions from someone whose first language wasn’t English, and they gave me the wrong answer, so I boarded the tram again. However, once I was on the tram, I realized it was heading towards baggage claim. So, I rode it back to where I was. I wasn't alone, and my companion was also confused. So, we rode the tram again. We laughed at ourselves this last time because I finally realized we had been in the right place the first time. We just needed to go to the gate. 

Sometimes in life, we don't read the instructions carefully, we don't receive the right directions, or we think we already know, or we are too tired to focus, and end up getting lost or confused. Our Father tells us to acknowledge Him in all our ways, and He will direct our paths. How many times have we all gone around in circles only to realize that we were in the right place with the wrong mindset?

Things can be right in our faces, and yet we can't see them.

  • Seek God in everything. "Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; And lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, And he shall direct thy paths." Proverbs 3:5-6

  • If we pray and ask God he will reveal things to us, but we won't see everything clearly until we meet Him face to face. "For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known." 1 Corinthians 13:12

  • God has given us many ways to obtain knowledge, so we should pursue truth in all forms and from all means. "The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the Lord hath made even both of them." Proverbs 20:12

By reading and practicing the above scriptures…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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