It’s hard to believe it, but I’m holding the first printed copies of Made New ~ A Hippie Chick’s Journey of Forgiveness and my heart can’t help but praise God. My heart’s desire and prayer is for God’s Holy Spirit to impact countless lives by the intriguing story of a young woman, the tragedy of sexual abuse, and her broken soul being transformed into one of forgiveness and redemption.
It’s amazing when we’re able to see the Lord working in our lives, isn’t it? Just this morning, while I was reading this passage of scripture (Psalm 119: 41-48, NIV), the Holy Spirit reminded me to ignore the onslaught of fear, coming from the Enemy, and to keep the eyes of my heart focused on serving God.
May your unfailing love come to me, O Lord, your salvation according to your promise; then I will answer the one who taunts me, for I trust in your word. Do not snatch the word of truth from my mouth, for I have put my hope in your laws. I will always obey your law, for ever and ever. I will walk in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts. I will speak of your statutes before kings and will not be put to shame, for I delight in your commands because I love them. I lift up my hands to your commands, which I love, and I meditate on your decrees.
Not only did this scripture passage speak to my heart, but a close friend gave me a little book a few months ago entitled ‘God Calling’, written by A.J. Russell. I keep it on my nightstand and find great comfort in God’s sweet whispers of love and gentle reminders of eternal security for my burdened soul.
Last night, July 14, I read;
Our Lord, we thank Thee that Thou hast kept us.
Rejoice indeed that you see My Hand in all the happenings and the keepings of the day. Protected, the Israelites crossed the Red Sea; so are you protected in all things.
Rely on this and go forward. You have now entered upon the stage of success. You must not doubt this. You must see this. Beyond all doubt you must know it. It is true. It is sure.
There is no age in Eternal Life. Have no pity for yourself, nothing but joy and gratitude.
These last few weeks have been the submerging before the consciousness of rescue. Go forward now and conquer. Go forward unafraid.
Awake, my sleeping soul and serve Him…until He comes! That’s what we’ve been created for.
Are you spending your time and talents serving your Creator?