Things don't always work out the way we would like them to, but I've learned that ultimately, it's always okay in the end and things work out the way they're supposed to. This book will be released when the time is right, and I'm content with that.
I hope you are too.
So many of you have been encouraging me all along the way, anxious to get this devotional in your hands, and you have NO IDEA how much that blesses me!
I'm on pins and needles to get it to you as well!!!
In the meantime, here is a sneak peak at the "Introduction."
Let me know if it prompts you to want to read more. Your feedback would mean a lot!
By Angie Blackburn-Howard
Many years ago, I learned the power of the promises of God. I learned that I didn't have to struggle to know His will for my life anymore because His promises are His will for my life. If we have a promise, we can stand on it, unshakable, knowing that He is faithful and always keeps His word. I have found God’s promises to be so trustworthy and believe to my core that each one is meant for me and my life.
I’ve also found, over the years, that a lot of believers just don’t know about God’s great promises. They believe that the promises are not for them, or they just don’t know how to stand on them in faith for real results.
But what’s the point in having such great faith in the promises of God if we aren’t actually putting them to work in our daily lives? When real life happens, when our faith is shaken, then what? The Bible says that “Faith without works is dead (James 2:17).”
We have to know what God says in His word, then act on it. Boldly.
I wrote "gofaith!" as a 30 day devotional to help identify areas in your life where your faith may be weak. Each day's devotion discusses hard things such as death, sickness, destructive choices, disappointment, waiting, marriage, family struggles and what to do when you just don’t know what to do.
Whether you're a new believer or a seasoned sojourner in the faith, these daily meditations, testimonies and studies will bless and refresh your "quiet time" with the Father.
You will know God's promises, learn to stand on them by faith, put them to work in your life, and learn the wonderful intimacy that comes from spending time with God through prayer.
Dealing with the hard is, well, hard! But God’s word declares that if you seek to obey Him and His commands, that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him (Hebrews 11:6).
The discovery that will unfold as you read "gofaith!" will be like that of an archaeologist, who has a hunch something incredible is just below the surface, but knows the process to getting to it is going to be painstaking and difficult. With shovels, sifters, brushes and fine picks, he goes to work carefully uncovering layer after layer of dirt and sod, brushing away fine particles and sifting away unwanted matter. Until finally, the glorious reward! Treasure, hidden deep, patiently and lovingly excavated, on display for the world to admire and appreciate!
God is the archaeologist and your heart, the precious artifact. He wants to carefully and patiently remove all the layers of debris to uncover what lies beneath. If you allow Him to scrape and brush and peel and chip away at you, a rare jewel is what He'll uncover.
God is loving and careful and patient. You can trust your heart in His hands (He created it after all). Then you’ll find that you’re living with more purpose, love and passion than you ever thought possible.
Will you let Him do this work? Will you go in faith with me on a 30 day journey to uncovering His promises for you?
Okay then, let’s GO!