January draws to close. Yes , The Good Life is the title of my latest book, but it has also been true for me during the month of January.
I skipped past death (had a very close shave with a car) mended an important relationship, the new book was released, and I got to be on radio about the book.
And this is only January.
I’ll leave you with two links: Visit my author page at amazon.com/author/debraejohnson
The second link is to the radio interview. Visit http://www.blogtalkradio.com/purposekingdom/2018/01/28/self-expressions-with-host-brother-robert-pop-pop-hudson
(The host is Robert Hudson and the show is called Self-Expressions.)
In closing, who did you tell about your good life?
The Good Life: Thoughts on Maintaining the Christian Life While Keeping it Fun can now be found on Amazon.
It has been a time of several peaks and a few valleys but I have finally gotten the work completed. I love the title because I think we as Christians do have ” the good life” when we live upright, yet remember to be balanced and enjoy life along the way. (The title also represents the theme of the book.) 🙂
I hope you visit the Amazon page and do share how you are sure you are living “the good life”!
May you have discipline, faith, and boldness to believe and live God’s Word for 2018!
I know we must live only one day at a time. So let us commit to being the the most honorable, upright, and loving servant that will bring honor to the Master.
We can trust that He will look out for us and take care of all that we have committed unto Him. Trials may come — but you will get strength from them.
Blessings can overtake you.
Amos 9:13 KJV —13 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him that soweth seed; and the mountains shall drop sweet wine, and all the hills shall melt.
For even more see this in the Message Bible, see Amos 9: 13-15
13 “Yes indeed, it won’t be long now.” God’s Decree.
14 I’ll make everything right again for my people Israel: “They’ll rebuild their ruined cities. They’ll plant vineyards and drink good wine. They’ll work their gardens and eat fresh vegetables.
15 And I’ll plant them, plant them on their own land. They’ll never again be uprooted from the land I’ve given them.” God, your God, says so.
No matter how you see your circumstance — trial or blessings — think of your 2018 as the year you are on your way up!
Share how you know that you are on your way up!
I’ve been studying spiritual warfare on and off for the last few months.
So much to learn, to digest! I am absorbing bits of the Spiritual Warfare Handbook by Dr. Ed Murphy. What do you know about spiritual warfare? Do share!
The silent tongue seems the most damaging to me. I have no statistics to prove it, but somehow this one seems to be so far-reaching. People don’t address wrong-doing (basically sin) in the home, at school, or at church. Our ignoring the wrongdoing does not make it disappear. It just gets bigger and more entrenched in children as they become adults. These adults abuse themselves and the people in their circle of influence. They may even abuse or kill strangers depending on how out-of-control they become.
If we as educators, parents, grandparents, pastors, ministers, or even just bold citizens address little Johnny or little Susie when we first notice the wrong behavior, might not our personal worlds and definitely our societies at-large be more peaceful?
I might get flack for this stance! Oh well, at least the discussion will be void of silence!
This is the day that discouragement gets addressed. Pegues comments that discouraging someone else is the evidence that you lack faith in God’s ability.
I am guilty!
I have learned though the more you rehearse God’s Word, your faith increases and you look less at the circumstance and more at God and what He has done. God does not change. A line from one of Tye Tribbet’s songs: “If He did it before, He can do it again”!
Prior to accusing someone, Pegues encourages that you ask a clarifying question and listen to the person’s response before you make a statement! Wow! (Wish I had been practicing this. Most likely would have saved myself several embarrassing, “I’m sorry” moments!)