This morning during my time of devotion, I read an encouraging Christmas testimony by Steve Shultz that blessed my soul. Source: Steve Shultz: ‘I Didn’t Want to, But Under My Breath I Whispered, ‘Thank You, Lord, For EVERYTHING.’ What Happened Next Changed My Life.’ It caused me to compare this year and last year’s Christmas experience. Last year I made the largest salary and spent the most money on Christmas in all my adult years. At the same time, my spirit was in great turmoil because I sensed I needed to make some serious life changes. I struggled to keep my emotions in check with those around me. During this Christmas season, I have the most peace I have ever experienced. I am currently enjoying following God’s destiny plan for my life in writing on a full time basis. Each day isn’t always a bed of wonderful roses, but the peace that passes all understanding remains. It has been a pleasure simplifying my life financially and socially. I feel closer to God more than ever. That tends to happen when you are putting your total trust in God’s daily provision and guidance. Will you choose to trust God in all circumstances?
Loving God passionately…..
Jump start your destiny assignment with Start
While listening to the Dave Ramsey show, I heard him endorse a book called Start by Jon Acuff. Now this book sent me into total creative, awesome mode! I really do mean awesome mode-I don’t even know if that is the proper way to speak. I almost can’t put into words how great this book is. First, I checked this book out from the library. Now, the reason why I did this is because I have come across many great speakers who have written books that didn’t inspire me. There have been many times where I can’t even make it through the book in its entirety. Oh, how I don’t like that at all. Anyway, I was being very cautious when it came to this book. I wanted to test the waters out. From the start, I loved that the book read like he was talking just to me. It was funny and very practical. It was extremely encouraging from the beginning. Along with prayer, I began to answer the probing questions Mr. Acuff inspired me to ask myself. After two weeks, God spoke/confirmed to me exactly what avenue to move in to. One of the first things I learned was to just start doing something now. Don’t wait, because it’s never ever too late no matter how old or young you are. Now that is excellent news! Once I discovered I was meant to write, I began my journey of doing something for at least 30 minutes a day to prepare myself for this life change. Guess what? That time just seems to increase every night. I put on my worship music and just go for it. It’s so peaceful and rewarding, so please join me for tomorrows second post on my journey with Start. To purchase your copy of the book Start, click on the link to the right. acuff.me/books/
I have studied and worked in the accounting field since the 90’s and have enjoyed the journey. Shortly after my daughter was born, I gave my heart to Jesus Christ and became a born again believer. I began to work in various ministries, including youth ministry. Simultaneously, I was compelled to begin journaling my daily experiences, prayers and dreams as a type of reference for my child(s). I wanted to leave them with some real life insight in daily living with Christ. Since then I have been on a life long journey of discovering my daily destiny steps. Join me as we share, learn and care about each other through Christ together.