Life is but a journey, we are all on one. From time to time during the journey, we get weary and need a little inspiration to get through those weary times. For the Bible says, “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9
Today, I am going back to the prologue of my novel “45 Minutes”. At the end it asks you, “Have you ever questioned whether or not God loves you? Is God really a loving and caring God?”
Let’s talk about this briefly… I don’t care how long you have been a Christian, if you are truly honest with yourself; you at some point in your life have asked yourself these questions.
Circumstances in life may cause us to ask these questions, we live in a fallen world, a world full of disease, evil and hate. When non-Christians and some Christians see horrible things happening in the world or in their lives they say,” Where was your/my God?” It’s a tough question to answer, when someone’s parent or spouse or child is laying in a bed fighting for life. It’s ok to say, “I don’t know, why?” It’s ok to say, “I wish I knew all the answers, but there a few things I do know, I DO know, a God that loves us, I do know a God full of mercy and grace, I do know a God that has plans we know nothing about, I do know and have experienced a peace beyond human explanation. I do know, In all things God works for good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purposes.
This life we live as Christians, which is simply defined as “followers of Christ,” is not a easy ride, life is tough, downright sucky at times, but we know a God that loves us, and a God that says, “will you trust me, take my hand and I will walk with you”… it’s that moment of faith that you say, “I give it to you Lord, I can’t do it on my own any more, believe me we have all tried at some point, I put it in your hands…. Your ways are not my ways.. Lead me Lord”.
If you are weary on your Journey today, leave it with God, He is waiting for you to just say, “Here is my hand Lord, lead me”…. He is faithful; let Him do that for you today.
On another note, don’t forget even though you maybe weary in your own Journey, others are also, so help them along too, don’t neglect others during your time of trials, the best way of getting out of your pit, is to encourage another to get out of theirs.
Blessings to you, and Merry Christmas ~ Kristen
Beep, beep, beep, went the machines, as the prayers of the doctor were heard. This man that lay before him was flat lined, 45 minutes ago. And now, by some higher power, he is alive, with no help of machines, just prayer. This man must have a purpose, a purpose to be alive, to finish out his life here on earth. That is what you would think, that is what you would assume, but could it be for some other, much more important reason?
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What a day it would be for Anthony Michaels. Did he know that this was his day? When he woke up that morning, did he know that this could possibly be his last day on earth? Did he know that what was to come was going to be the biggest, most important challenge he would ever face in his life? He was going to have to fight for his life. Not for his life here on earth, but his life in eternity.
Anthony Michaels had quite a life—a blessed, hard, successful, tormented, and at times, a lonely path. Anthony grew up in a large family, the oldest of eight. It was hard being the oldest; he had to be the strong one, the one with all the answers. Maybe that is why Anthony had such a hard time in life. Anthony was a smart man, both successful and blessed, but he had his demons. He struggled in his life with addiction; not only with alcohol but he had an obsession with power, control, and money. It would be his biggest downfall in life. That obsession would cost him his relationships with his children and three failed marriages.
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In this novel, you will be taken on a journey of Anthony Michaels’ life, which really could be anyone’s life, even yours. As you read about Anthony and his family, you will learn about true forgiveness, answered prayers, and you might even learn something from his mistakes. But mostly, take from it a story about grace, mercy, and the never failing love of God. You will also learn about the unconditional love a father has for his son.
Have you ever questioned whether or not God loves you? Is God really a loving and caring God? Immerse yourself in this story and you will find and know that the love and grace of God is for us ALL…
*45 Minutes was published and was available for purchase all over the internet and kindle but just recently it has been backlisted by my publisher and is no longer available. Pray with me as I seek out a new publisher and hope it will be available sooner than later.