Have you given a yes to God, and now you feel like He's stretching you? I’m sure when you said yes, you didn't realize the full extent of what you were agreeing to. Now that the process is in full swing, do you feel like putting on the breaks? Do you feel like things are out of control and don't know where you're heading? Have you looked back and thought my life was good the way it was? You had a good job, making a decent living, and then God came along and flipped it upside down.
Well, it's not upside-down in an instant. It's more like a love story with a slow dance. He peeks at you from across the dance floor. You become intrigued and want to know who He is. So, your curiosity arises, and you go in search of Him. In anticipation, the desire to learn about Him grows. Who is He? What does He do? Can I get to know Him? I want to get to know Him. Can I be with Him? As you search, He leaves you clues. He's kind. He's gentle. He's a gentleman. He tells you that he loves you, but you're not convinced. The pain from your past doesn't allow you to trust. So, you go where you think He is, and He's there, but you watch from the sideline. You do all the surface things that man can see, but is your heart really secure? No. You need to wait and see. As you wait, he's patient and longsuffering. Of course, he has eternity on his side. You're the limited one. He's been doing this dance for a long time, so He knows what He's doing.
Before you know it, the sideline has become blurry, and now your heart is involved. You ask yourself; how did I get here? Now, I'm volunteering. I'm on a committee. He's asking me for things I never intended to give. He's asking for my heart! He's promised that He'll never leave me nor forsake me. I trust Him. He's, my Savior. He's, my Lord!
Accept God's calling. “Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple.” Psalm 65:4
God is not like man. “God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?” Number 23:19
Give God your whole heart. "Teach me thy way, O Lord; I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name." Psalm 86:11
By speaking 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