Saturday, December 6, 2014

Goodreads Book Review: I call it a Bible companion!

Read the Word, Speak the WordRead the Word, Speak the Word by Zari Banks
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Read the Word! Speak the Word! Read the Word! Speak the Word! Studying this devotional will change your life! Zari Banks is one of my favorite authors! Again, she shares a God-breathed collection of scriptures and personal wisdom to usher you into a a new level of intimacy and knowledge of God's word! She loves God! She shares how God works in her life, and it's evident that she has a heart for her readers! She even offers a prayer for her readers to receive greater!!

If you haven't read the Bible or feeling a little intimidated by it, this book is a good companion to teach you and lead you into studying God's word! LOVE it!

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Spiritual Journeys: The Beauty of Trials

Spiritual Journeys seeks to illuminate the way for those who are searching for a deeper connection and for those who have lost their way. Spiritual Journeys and every post on Feasting on the Divine welcomes conversation. Use the comment section to share your thoughts and feedback. Need a little more privacy? Email me.


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You're going to be truly blessed by Author G. E. Johnson's interview! She reminds us that trials will come and sometimes in multiples. She offers testimony and godly wisdom to inspire us to stay on our spiritual path. 

~sharing our stories to give others a voice~
Tell us a little about who you are: I am the author of bible commentary “Discovering The Shepherd: A Study of Psalm 23” and I am the Founder of Book Promotions International, a company focused on assisting authors with marketing their work.

What and when was your first glimpse of a spiritual awakening? I have been exposed to God and church since I was born, but I believe my first personal glimpse was around 6 years old when I accepted Jesus as my personal savior. I was sitting in church next to my mother and when my Pastor asked for anyone who wanted to accept Christ to come to the altar, I got up and walked up by myself. Even though my father was a minister, I was free to accept Christ on my own.

What is the importance of your spiritual life? My spiritual life is my entire life. I believe that everything I do, whether in business, family, education, etc., inevitably serves a God-given purpose. We are given gifts to use in our day-to-day living that should bring glory to God when we use them according to His purposes.

What was the most difficult part of your journey? What was the most inspiring? I believe I am on the most difficult part of my journey so far in my life. I have been hit with every test imaginable since the early part of the year including my mother having to have major surgery, having to uproot my daughter without another steady home to go to, loss of old friendships while simultaneously being judged and falsely persecuted by strangers. Despite how it sounds, this has been the year that I have been most inspired. From the loss, the pain, and the persecution has emerged a purity of purpose and intent tried by the gospel fire of Jesus Christ himself.

As much as you are comfortable, share some things that have strengthen your faith.  Trials have strengthened my faith. The Word of God has strengthened my faith. Believing for the promises of God to manifest in my life has strengthened my faith.

If you could give one piece of advice to others on their spiritual journey, what would that be? Believe God. Believe that His Word is truth and that you can stand on it no matter what. Hold fast to what God has spoken to you even when no one else can hear it or has heard it. The winds will blow, the rain will fall. STAND if you can. If not, lie down but do not leave your path. When a spot of calm comes again, get up and move forward again. Crawl if you have to, but do not give up. God is always with you. He never leaves you and He will fight for you and with you. 

Thank you, Ms. Johnson!



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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Love is Spelled L-O-V-E not H-U-R-T!

How did love become a pliable concept--everyone operating based on his or her own meaning--even within the same relationship? Why do some feel enduring hurt after hurt is normal with love? It's not! *definitely a topic for another day*

I'm believing God for my husband, and from what I've read, it's not in God's character to send us a spouse or partner who takes away from our lives. If anyone has any thoughts/feedback, please jump in.

No relationship is perfect, I know. However, when I consult the Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth, there's a description of love which I'm decreeing and declaring over my life and my future God-sent man of excellence! 

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4 Love endures long and is patient and kind; love never is envious nor boils over with jealousy, is not boastful or vainglorious, does not display itself haughtily.

5 It is not conceited (arrogant and inflated with pride); it is not rude (unmannerly) and does not act unbecomingly. Love (God’s love in us) does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking; it is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it [it pays no attention to a suffered wrong].

6 It does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoices when right and truth prevail.

7 Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening].

8 Love never fails [never fades out or becomes obsolete or comes to an end]...

1 Corinthians 13:4-8Amplified Bible (AMP)

You have a right to the love described in these scriptures! It's our gift from God for He is love!

Sunday, November 2, 2014