I’ve learned that I can be so focused on the road that I don’t see the traffic. Slow down at the intersection and look both ways. The life you save may be your own. No matter how careful I am, I could miss seeing the danger and be t-boned.
I need the Lord’s guidance.
Caution is good, but I can’t see everything. God sees everything, but what does that do for me? Will he save me from the dangers he sees but I don’t? One day as I approached an intersection, I slammed on my breaks. I was feeling really stupid, because I didn’t know why I did that. I had a green light on the local street with a 30 mph speed limit. No danger there. Then I looked up to see a truck racing across, just in front of me, running the red light at 60 mph.
My life is in good hands.
If I’m doing what God wants, whether I live or die doesn’t matter. For as long as he has work on Earth for me to do, I’m loving the times he has preserved my life. I wonder how often he has kept me alive, but I never saw his hand at work.
I’m working on two new books.
I don’t have to wait until the book is finished. All I need to do is set publish the first chapter for online reading at Kindle Vella, a new program Amazon began in July 2021. The title? Birth to Transformation: Salvation Is More than We Think.
At the end of the church service, the pastor concluded with a “sinner’s prayer” that went something like this: Lord, I’ve made a lot of mistakes. Okay, I’ve sinned. That’s bad. I admit it. I’m going to Hell unless you save me. Forgive me, Lord. Come Into my heart. I accept you as my Lord and Savior. “If you’ve said those words,” the preacher says, “you’re saved. Heaven is now your destiny, no matter what.”
Such messages are wonderful, what everybody wants to hear.
Many people don’t believe Hell exists, but just in case, this is a great insurance policy. If only we could collect on that policy. We can’t, because Jesus said, “He who endures to the end will be saved.”
Christians use the term “born again” to mark the beginning of a new life in Christ, but they soon learn that their sinful nature persists. What’s wrong? We need answers.
Beginning a race is not the same as finishing.
We need to understand the process—why it is necessary and what is required—or we might become weary, give up, and never finish. Where’s the transformation promised in Scripture, moving people from glory to glory?
In easily understood stories and terminology, Birth to Transformation shows the process that requires wholehearted participation to see the results we wanted from the start.
You can read the first chapter “The Problem with Love” free at this link: https://www.amazon.com/Birth-to-Transformation/dp/B0B7F4576P/
If you’re interested in knowing more about publishing your book now, with only the first chapter completed, check out this link on my website: https://www.amazon.com/Birth-to-Transformation/dp/B0B7F4576P/.