Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Great Expectations

Life is funny. Just as you get settled into a routine, thinking that things are going to be this way for awhile, life throws you a curve. Just as you get busy with those things God has for you to do He changes the setting.

Have you experienced God moving in your life in a powerful way? Have you had Him tell you that things are going to happen? Does that make you feel hesitant? Does it give you a great hope and joy in your heart? How do you deal with it? What do you do while you wait?

I am going through that right now. I know that God is going to use me in this new place, and I am getting excited. Even now Satan is trying to put doubt in my mind and cause me to fear that it will not happen. I will not doubt, but trust in God’s leading.

Praise God for what is ahead. Praise God for today. Praise God for our years in this place, for what we’ve learned and the people He has provided as friends. I know His provision for the future is sure and I look forward to the things He has already set in motion for us.

Praise God from whom ALL blessings flow. May you feel His blessing today and every day!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Shadow of Danger

Rachel has been an orphan all her life when danger threatens to steal any hope she has for a future. Tossed out of the only home she’s ever known, Rachel struggles with why God would allow this to happen, as she flees in fear.

Rachel is hanging on to her faith by a thread when she finds herself without money, food or strength to continue. Being rescued by her true love, Rachel finds herself an unwelcome guest of his hostile fiancé. Will she find rest and peace in Leadville, Colorado?

An enjoyable read this story is action packed. Ms. Leach has done a wonderful job of weaving God’s love and care into this story while showing how humans can make mistakes and misread situations. This exciting story will have you turning pages to see what happens to Rachel next. Well done Jeanne Marie Leach!

Shadow of Danger
By: Jeanne Marie Leach
Mountain View Publishing
ISBN 978-1-932695-68-7

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Do You Believe?

Really? Do you really believe that you belong to God? I know I do, but sometimes I get side tracked by thoughts that would keep me from living like a believer. Such as;

Doubt: That sarcastic voice in my head saying things like; “You can’t do that, or “You’ll never get published, or “What makes you think you’ll succeed, you don’t even have a degree.” Etc. Etc. Etc.

Fear: Of failing, succeeding, letting my family down, and letting down all those who have been praying for me all this time. Fear; of rejection, of all those things that could harm us or of not fulfilling God’s plan for me.

Worry: This one I battle daily, more on my family’s account than my own. But I do recite Phil. 4:6-7 often. “Be anxious for nothing, but in all things through prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be made known to the Lord, and the peace of God that passes all understanding will guard you hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Did you know it is a sin to worry?

As a Believer; we/I should turn immediately from these obstacles and turn to God for His word on the subject. I must remember that I belong to Him. I was bought at a great price. I can trust that God will bring me through and that, the victory being already won by Christ, I can trust to being used for His glory.

Praise God!