Teach Me Your Ways

Show me Your ways, Lord, teach me Your paths. Guide me in Your truth and teach me, for You are God my Savior, and my hope is in You all day long. Psalm 25:4-5

We do not have to be Bible scholars to recognize an “act” or “move” of God. We easily testify about His acts or “blessings” we have received. And if the truth be told, we pray more for Him to bless us than we seek to know Him. Simply put, we spend more time praying for what we want than we spend just wanting to know Him. If that happened in our natural relationships, it would not be tolerated. Nobody desires to be in a relationship where the person only comes around when they want something, and never demonstrates any interest in really getting to know us. This is exactly how we treat God; yet, He continues to give us unlimited access to Himself hoping that we will come and get to know Him.

Many of us think we know God because we are Christians – we have confessed and believed in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. That confession and belief opened the door for us to get to know God. Before Jesus Christ, we did not have access to God. However, after accepting what Christ did on the cross for us, we were placed in right standing with God and provided access to the Father. We can now freely go to Him and get knowledge of Him for ourselves. We can hear about Him through others, but the best way to get acquainted with anyone is to be with that person, and to observe and listen to that person. Getting to know God requires a level of intimacy* – getting close and personal; being vulnerable in His presence – naked and transparent. It also requires a willingness to “hear” Him – not what we want to hear – but hear what He has to say; hear what He has on His heart.  

If we do not know God, then we will not recognize and understand His ways. Psalm 103:7 states, “He (God) made known His ways unto Moses, His acts unto the children of Israel” (emphasis added). Moses knew God; he knew the ways of God; he knew how God did things; he knew why God did things the way He did them. The scripture states, God made His ways known to Moses. If we take a look at the scriptures, we will see that Moses spent a lot of time with God. At one point, he had been in the mountain with God for so long that the children of Israel thought something had happened to him (Exodus 32:1). Even before Moses returned to Egypt, God spoke to Moses about His plans to free Israel. He not only revealed to Moses that He was going to free Israel, but He also informed Moses “how” He was going to do it. He conveyed to Moses the process by which He was going to cause Pharaoh to let His people go (Exodus 4).

The process is very important. We do not get an understanding of the process unless we spend time inquiring of God’s ways and listening to Him. Like the children of Israel, we are content with just seeing His acts – the blessings. However, as the days get more difficult and even more confusing, we will need to know God’s ways to be able to stand. Even now, many are without hope; many have fallen away from the faith, because what we are seeing and experiencing are not blessings. That is the danger in not knowing God’s ways – when things get tough, we will think God has forgotten us; we lose hope. If we take time to get familiar with Him, we would learn that it is not about how it looks or feels. Isaiah 55:8-9 (MSG) state, “‘I don’t think the way you think. The way you work isn’t the way I work.’ God’s Decree. ‘For as the sky soars high above earth, so the way I work surpasses the way you work, and the way I think is beyond the way you think.’” God does not think or operate the way that we do. Our vision and knowledge are limited, but God is omniscient – He knows all and sees all.

When we know God and know His ways, this causes us to be even more confident in Him. When we are familiar with His ways, we will trust Him until we can see His hand; His act; His blessing.  Daniel 11:32(b) states, “. . .but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.” Know in this verse refers to an intimate* relationship where we see not only God’s hand, but we also recognize His ways. Standing strong through adversity necessitates knowledge of God’s way. With all of the ills in this country, knowing God’s position is essential for our peace and for direction. Therefore, we lift our voices in prayer and say, Show us Your ways, Lord, teach us Your paths. Guide us in Your truth and teach us, for You are God our Savior, and our hope is in You all day long.

*For more on intimacy, please see my previous article titled, “Intimacy With God” published August 2016.

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A Reminder to Remember

Most of us agree that we are living in unprecedented times, and we are treading in unchartered territory. People are feeling anxious, depressed and uncertain about the future. However, when I reflect on what is happening now, for sanity’s sake, I have to take a look back at what I have already come through. Just as David did, in 1 Samuel 30:6, I encourage myself in the Lord.

And David was greatly distressed; for the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the Lord his God.

The Bible says that David encouraged himself, but it did not tell us how he did it. I imagine David also took a look back at what he had already come through. He probably allowed himself to reflect on previous battles fought and victories won. I’m sure he reminisced on how God chose him, a shepherd boy, to be anointed as King of Israel. (1 Samuel 16:1-13). He certainly had to think about how his father sent him to check on his brothers on the battlefield and he ended up defeating the giant Goliath. (1 Samuel 17:17-51). Of course, he could not forget how God preserved his life when King Saul placed a bounty on his life. (1 Samuel 23:14). David had history with God. He had experienced God’s goodness and His protection. So, rather than sink into despair as the other men did, he chose to remember who his God was and what his God had already done for him. We can also make that same choice.

The song says, “When I think of the goodness of Jesus, and all that He has done for me, my soul cries hallelujah. . .” To encourage ourselves, we must first choose to “think” on the Lord’s goodness. We can be like the men that were with David and lament about what we have lost, or throw our hands up in despair because of all the various problems we are facing; however, that would only leave us in despair. On the other hand, we could choose to remind ourselves of God’s goodness and His lovingkindness towards us. “The Lord is gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness.” (Psalm 145:8, AMP). If we choose to remind ourselves of battles previously fought and won, we would find ourselves with strength to withstand our present circumstances.

After David had encouraged himself, he went back to God and asked Him what to do next, and God answered Him. “And David enquired at the Lord, saying, Shall I pursue after this troop? Shall I overtake them? And He answered him, Pursue: for thou shalt surely overtake them, and without fail recover all.” (1 Samuel 30:6). And the scriptures tell us that David pursued his enemy and he indeed recovered all. (1 Samuel 30:18-19). In this pandemic, in this economic recession, in this climate of racial injustice, God still has a recovery plan. “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end (future). (Jeremiah 29:11). If you have experienced losses during this time, God has a recovery plan. “And we know that ALL things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28).

Do you have history with God? Have you ever experienced God’s goodness? Has God ever turned any situation around for you? Has He ever given you better than what you lost? Has He ever kept you when you didn’t even think you would make it? Has He ever done anything for you? In the words of Tye Tribbett, “If He did it before, He can do it again.”

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusts in thee. Isaiah 26:3

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Humble YOURself

Since this pandemic, we have heard 2 Chronicles 7:14 repeatedly quoted, “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” Quite frankly, I have been stuck at the “humble themselves” portion of this scripture. I know the Church, collectively, has been praying and seeking God for the healing of our land. Nevertheless, I believe we need to spend some time on the criteria for the healing of our land. I want to discuss the humbling requirement.

It is interesting how, for the most part, the humbling portion of this scripture is passed over. I fully understand how that can happen. I have read this scripture countless number of times with the intent to just get to the “good part” – “then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” The seriousness, uncertainty and dangers of this present time have given me much pause. I cannot do what I have been doing; I cannot think the way I have been thinking. It is time to submit every motive, every action and every thought for examination. This, I believe, will lead to the pathway of humility.

According to Merriam-Webster, humble is defined as: one of the definitions for humble is: “not proud or haughty; not arrogant.” Of course, we do not think of ourselves as prideful or arrogant, so we quickly give ourselves a pass on humility. However, if we would look deeper at another meaning for humble, we would find there are some things we need to work on (emphases added): “reflecting (thinking deeply or carefully), expressing (conveying – a thought or feeling – in words or by gestures and conduct), or offered (extended or presented) in a spirit (attitude) of deference (respectful submission or yielding to the judgment, opinion, will, etc., of another) or submission (the action or fact of accepting or yielding to a superior force or to the will or authority of another person),” The Bible explains it this way in Philippians 2:3 (emphases added):

Let nothing (no thing) be done through strife (angry or bitter disagreement over fundamental issues) or vainglory (inordinate pride in oneself or one’s achievements); but in lowliness (lack of vanity or self-importance) of mind (the part of a person that enables them to think, feel emotions and be aware of things) let each esteem (respect and admire) other better (of a more excellent or effective type or quality) than themselves (yourself). (KJV)

Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit (excessive pride in oneself) [through factional motives, or strife], but with [an attitude of] humility [being neither arrogant nor self-righteous], regard others as more important than yourselves. (AMP)

Be free from pride-filled opinions, for they will only harm your cherished unity. Don’t allow self-promotion to hide in your hearts, but in authentic humility put others first and view others as more important than yourselves. (TPT)

When we look at the definition, along with the descriptive words in these scriptures from the various versions, we can clearly see that we really do not pass the humility test. There is indeed some humbling that is necessary.

In our social media driven society, self-promotion is the norm – showcasing our talents, telling of our goodness – all in an effort to amass a large following to gain access to large platforms. It is difficult to check our motives and hidden agendas when we think we are only grinding and promoting our ministries and businesses. We are working so hard to be great, when the Bible gives us the formula for greatness, “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time.” 1 Peter 5:6. While we are racing to get to the top, Jesus said, “But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.” Matthew 19:30.

The pursuit for greatness is the biggest trap for selfishness, conceit, arrogance and pride – everything becomes about us and what we want to achieve. Considering another person is not on our radar, neither is promoting someone else – unless we stand to gain something. Humility is not demonstrated through an attitude of every man for himself; every church for themselves; and every denomination for themselves; not according to Philippians 2:3.

There is no better time than right now to pause and ask the Holy Spirit to search our hearts, search our motives, and search our actions; and allow Him to show us what is there. We cannot search our own hearts because our own hearts will deceive us. (“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” Jeremiah 17:9). When we pray, “If you find anything wrong,” that is false humility from a deceived heart. We should follow David’s example of a sincere prayer – Psalm 139:23, “Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts.” The Amplified version reads: “Investigate my life, O God, find out everything about me; Cross-examine and test me, get a clear picture of what I’m about; See for yourself whether I’ve done anything wrong— then guide me on the road to eternal life.”

“For God resisteth the proud, and gives grace to the humble.” 1 Peter 5:5(b)

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I Have No Man – Women’s Edition

Women have often looked to men to define us, to affirm us, and to lead us. Men told us that women belonged at home raising the children and in the kitchen – even in the Church, we were relegated to the kitchen. Again, in the Church, men told us women couldn’t preach and, instead, appeased us with the title of missionary. As a number of men received spiritual insight, their position changed and they later allowed women to preach. Some men used the demeaning analogy of a jackass to explain their change of heart; “If the Lord can use a jackass to deliver His Word, surely He can use a woman,” (Numbers 22:28-30). Although women were eventually permitted to preach, we were prohibited from occupying the position of pastors and apostles. Once again, as men’s eyes were opened, and as women became more determined to obey God rather than men (Acts 5:29); women also began to take their places in those positions.

I read a quote recently, “Never let someone who didn’t create you, define you.” Thank God for pioneering women who relied on their Creator to define them, tell them what to do, when to do it and how to do it. Thank God for trailblazing women who, in spite of being told what they could not be and what they could not do, dared to be and do anyhow. Thank God for those daughters that burned with a desire to please their Father, and did not allow men’s opinions to intimidate them.

The Father still seeks those daughters that will allow His Word to define them and allow His Spirit to direct them; daughters who will trust what He says about them; daughters who will be bold and who will not allow fear to stop them; daughters like the daughters of Zelophehad. (Numbers 27:1-8). These five sisters dared to challenge the religious system of their day. They dared to ask for what they thought was rightfully theirs. Even though the law was not on their side, they did not allow the law to deter them. The sisters courageously went to Moses and the leaders and pled their case. Because they dared to speak up, they not only received their father’s inheritance but the law also was changed. They had no man to speak for them – their father was dead and they had no brothers – they had to speak for themselves and the Lord honored their request.

The Father equally seeks those daughters who will pursue Him. “But the hour comes, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeks such to worship Him.” (John 4:23). In Mark 14:1-9, a woman dared to walk into a room filled with men and unashamedly, unapologetically, despite the whispers and the looks, worshipped the One that delivered her from bondage and gave her a new life. The One she was worshipping is the One who defended her against the whispers, and He also spoke a blessing over her that is still being fulfilled today (vs. 9). This woman did not need the approval of the other men. She only needed the approval of one man – “And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work.” (2 Corinthians 9:8). Or, as I like to say, He will give you what you need, when you need it, every time you need it!

Daughters of the Most High God, we must free ourselves from the opinions of others. It is imperative that we follow after God and do all that He places in our hearts to do. He will define, affirm, establish, defend and bless us. He will break down the barriers that stand in our way. We do have a man – the One that died for us (John 15:13); the One that all power in both Heaven and earth has been given to Him (Matthew 28:18); the One that sent us a Helper in this earth to counsel and guide us (John 16:7-14). We have Christ Jesus – the One who has promised to be with us always, until the end of the world (Matthew 28:20). So, let us break open our alabaster boxes and break out of the boxes of others’ opinions.

So that we may boldly say, the Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me. Hebrews 13:6

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Listen

And God’s voice suddenly spoke from the cloud, saying, “This is my dearly loved Son, the constant focus of my delight. Listen to Him!” Matthew 17:5 (TPT)

A significant part of communicating is listening – to pay attention to or take note of what the other party is saying. According to The Skills You Need website, “Listening is key to all effective communication. Without the ability to listen effectively, messages are easily misunderstood.” When we listen, we gain understanding and we get clear instructions. How many times have we been in a conversation with someone and they said, or we said, you are not hearing me. Stephen R. Covey said, “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” In doing so, we do not actually hear or heed what the other person is conveying to us.  

Listening is so important that, in Matthew 17:5, God interrupted Peter’s excitement of seeing Jesus transfigured on the mountain to tell him and the others to listen to His Son. It is interesting that rather than listening to what Jesus, Moses and Elijah were talking about (Matthew 17:3); Peter interrupted the conversation with his big idea to build three tabernacles in honor of them. If we are interrupting the speaker, it is a clear indication that we are not listening. We too do this – the Lord may speak or lay something on our hearts and we get all excited and begin to formulate our own ideas and make our own plans. Never considering or checking to see if He has more to say; never stopping for further instructions; assuming our big idea is what He wants.

In Rick Joyner’s book, The Apostolic Ministry, he says, “The Lord does not want us trying to build on our revelations, not even our revelations of who He is. When revelation comes our first response must not be to build, but to keep listening – there is much more.” Today, Jesus is interrupting our building and saying to us, listen. Listen to His Spirit. Attend to and heed instructions and directions from His Spirit, the Spirit of Truth, the Comforter, and our Helper. (John 16:13-15). He has much to say, but we are too busy building to listen.

In Luke 10:38-42, while Jesus was visiting her home, Martha busied herself being a good hostess. However, Mary, her sister, sat at the feet of Jesus and listened to Him. Martha interrupted Jesus to ask Him to scold her sister for not helping. “The Lord answered her, ‘Martha, my beloved Martha. Why are you upset and troubled, pulled away by all these many distractions? Are they really that important? Mary has discovered the one thing most important by choosing to sit at my feet. She is undistracted, and I won’t take this privilege from her.’” (vs. 41-42, TPT). This is us! This is what we do. We are so busy doing what we think is good and important at the time, that we do not even see that it is distracting us from what is most important – listening to Him.

The Passion Translation says this of Mary, “Mary sat down attentively before the Master, absorbing every revelation He shared,” (vs. 39). She stopped what she was doing and, because the scripture says she was “attentive,” she even stopped thinking about what she could be doing, and listened and received (absorbed) every Word that Jesus was saying. Can we honestly say we have been giving this level of attention to what the Spirit of the Lord is saying, or have we been just grabbing bits and pieces and trying to build with only that? As Rick Joyner said, “there is more.”

Even now, during these unprecedented, unpredictable times in the world, God is releasing Kingdom strategies to those who will take the time to hear Him. It is critical that we set aside our busyness to hear what the Spirit of the Lord has to say. It is also important that we do not direct the narrative with our list of “urgent” matters, but we permit Him to freely dispense His wisdom. We have been talking long enough, now it is time to sit and listen.

“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:9

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Immersing In The Love of The Father

Meditating On His Love – 30 Days of Scriptures for Meditation

Let’s take the plunge and immerse ourselves in the love of God for 30 days. For the next 30 days let’s remind ourselves of just how much we are loved and cared for by our heavenly Father. Let’s meditate on His love for us and receive the joy and peace that comes from the knowledge and understanding that we are loved with a great unending and unfailing love. Let’s absorb (soak up) His love for the next 30 days.

Click on the link below for the mini book’s page, then simply click “Immerse.”

https://dearencourager.com/immersing-in-the-love-of-the-father/

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I Believe I’ll Testify

And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony. . . Revelation 12:11(a)

A childhood friend and sister of my mine gave me a journal last year and the cover read, “She believed she was loved and it made her brave.” That quote spoke to the very depth of my soul. I will be eternally grateful for the Father’s love and the strength it gives me. On many occasions, I have been told I was strong and I have said it about myself giving the credit to being raised by strong women. However, I have realized over the last decade that my strength lies solely in the assurance of God’s love for me. As the old Black gospel song goes, “You can’t make me doubt Him, I know too much about Him.” I often say that the Lord has a proven track record with me. He has never failed me; He has never forsaken me; and He has been with me through all my stuff. When it has counted the very most, He has always shown up in a very special loving way through His peace, His Word, and His Spirit to reassure me that all was well.

Some of you may recall reading my testimony of being diagnosed in 2011 with colon cancer. If you have not, it is available on my website titled, “Savior, Redeemer, Healer.” In May 2018, to memorialize my seven year cancer free milestone, I wrote a mini book titled, “Healing: It is Our Birthright,” which shared some valuable lessons I learned while going through my healing process. It is also available on my website.

Ironically, in November 2018, I was shocked with a diagnosis of breast cancer. Since my previous mammogram was in March 2018, I was certain that it was nothing. Nonetheless, since I had money in my health savings that had to be used before the end of the year, I decided to follow up with my doctor. The doctor did not see or feel anything; nevertheless, as a precaution, she sent me for another mammogram and an ultrasound. The first mammogram did not show anything, so the radiologist asked if they could do a 3D mammogram and I consented. Something was detected on the 3D mammogram and they then proceeded with an ultrasound. The ultrasound confirmed that there was a lump. I still was not concerned because I had been through this before many years earlier, including a biopsy, which was the next step. I completely thought the biopsy would be negative; however, it came back positive for cancer.

It would literally take volumes of books for me to tell all that the Lord did for me throughout this process, so I’ll just hit the highpoints. Number one, He gave me His peace. Number two, He gave me His Word. Number three, I had the assurance of His love – remember what I said earlier – He has a PROVEN record with me. The very first thing the Lord spoke to me was, “Every challenge is an opportunity to trust Him more.” My first thought was You think this is just a challenge? And the Lord responded, “Because I am with you, it is just a challenge.” He also reminded me that the same strategies that He had given me to overcome colon cancer, would work this time too. From that point forward, I relied on His peace, His love, His Word and His Holy Spirit.

All of this happened the latter part of November just before the Thanksgiving holidays, and of course, followed by the Christmas holidays. Therefore, I made the decision to not tell my family so as not to burden them during the holidays. For that same reason, I did not reach out to friends whom I would normally trust for prayer. After the New Year holiday, I told my family.

I wish I could tell you that it was smooth sailing from there; I would be lying. My declaration was, “I know I am healed, I just do not know what the healing process will look like.” Nonetheless, I was fully persuaded that death was not even an option. Therefore, I focused on fighting the good fight of faith, trusting God and not giving space to the enemy through my words or actions.

On January 11, 2019, I had a double mastectomy. The recovery was wicked. I believe this is where some give up and choose death. You can easily become overwhelmed with the recovery/healing process. I cried on many occasions. I asked God when would my health be restored; when would I finally be pain free; but not once did I doubt that He was going to bring me through – the question was simply when. Three months post-surgery I was still in pain. I ended up firing the surgeon because he was not addressing my concerns. Through the Lord’s mercy and a series of circumstances, He allowed me to finally get to the right place to receive the help I needed which was a huge turning point in my healing.

Through it all, the Lord was very gracious to me. In the midst of the difficult recovery, my family and I received the good news that I would not need radiation or chemotherapy. Because of His peace, I was able to endure; because of His Word, I was able to remain hopeful; and because of His unfailing, unchanging love, I am still here still declaring that, “Healing is the children’s bread” (Matthew 15:26); still declaring Him as my, “Savior, Redeemer, Healer;” and still testifying of His goodness!

Jehovah-Rophe – The Lord Our Healer!

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MANY DOORS

The steps of a [good and righteous] man are directed and established by the Lord . . . Psalm 37:23

This journey called life takes us through many doors all while we are in search of “the” door. The scripture tells us not to despise small beginnings (Zechariah 4:10 (NLT)). Those small beginnings, like the many doors, help us to gain experience for use when we arrive at “the” door, and those various experiences help to mature us and prepare us to walk in “the” door with confidence.

Naturally, we tend to become frustrated as we walk through our many doors trying to find “the” door. In our pursuit of the right door or the right path, or the big break, we can lose sight of the experiences we gain. We often quote Romans 8:28, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to His purpose;” however, if we really believed that scripture, we would have peace in the place or whatever door we find ourselves. After all, the scripture did say, “according to His purpose.” We are walking out His purpose for our lives and not our plans.

Frustration also sets in when we assume our plans are in-synch with God’s purpose. If we are honest, most times they are not. Our plans are based on what we want; how we want it; when we want it; and with whom we want it. We simply assume that God cosigned them. Proverbs 19:21 (NIV) tells us that, “Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” When we find ourselves frustrated with where we are, that would be a good time to pause and ask the Lord what is His purpose for that particular door. Because, again, if we believe that “all things work together for good. . .,” whatever door we stand before, God already has a plan to use it for our good.

Romans 5:3-4 (NIV) also illustrates why we walk through many doors. It reads, “. . . we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.” Each door we walk through, every path we take, and all of our collective life experiences – the good, the bad and the ugly – shape us into the person that God has called us to be. As we walk through these different doors, the Lord wants us to grow through them – develop perseverance/endurance, character and allow hope/faith to be formed in us. When our hope/faith is in the Lord, we are not put to shame. (“Hope does not put us to shame.” Romans 5:5(a)). We know He “always causes us to triumph.” (2 Corinthians 2:14 (a))

As we prepare to go into a new leap year, and a new decade, let us walk through every door with the assurance that our God is with us always (Matthew 28:20), and He has assured us that His grace is sufficient (2 Corinthians 12:9) for each and every door we face.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Eternal, “plans for peace, not evil, to give you a future and hope—never forget that.” Jeremiah 29:11 (VOICE)

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Let Go and Let God

After several conversations with various people on the importance of letting go, I sat down to write a blog on the subject; however, it quickly turned into something more. As a result, I recently published my third mini book – “Let Go and Let God.” “Let Go and Let God” is not just another cliché. It is a necessary stage in our lives for us to be all that we want and are called to be. This mini book helps identify some of the reasons why we are unable to let go and it also gives us encouragement and faith to let go. I pray that, like me, you will find yourself in the pages of this book. If by chance you do (I have a feeling you will), I pray that you will find the strength and courage to let go of whatever or whoever you need to free yourself, so that God can work in you and through you to do His will. The mini book is free on my website – dearencourager.com. Simply click on the menu button, “Let Go and Let God.” Please feel free to share with others. Continuous blessings, always.

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7 Years

DearEncourager is seven years old! It really does not seem like it has been seven years. I remember when I first began my blog and a co-worker said to me that I should write a book, and I replied, “I don’t have that many words in me.” Well fast forward seven years and I have written two mini books that began as blogs but were so long I published them as mini books. I discovered that I do have many words in me.

Although I have much to share, I have not published anything in quite some time. I think a common misconception is that if a writer is not writing then they must not have anything to say. I suppose that is where the term writer’s block originated. This is definitely not true with me. In fact, I have so much to share until I find myself in a quandary as to what and when to share.

Social media/blog experts “SMEs” say that a reader’s attention span can only accept 250-300 words. They say, if you click on my website and see a post of 600 words, you will automatically think it is too long and you will not read it. In spite of what the SMEs say, I believe there is a Higher Power that draws you to my website, touches your heart and opens your mind to receive the Words He speaks through me to share with you. So, stay tuned because I have been given much to share.

I sincerely thank you for your support these past seven years, and I hope to continue encouraging you for many more.

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