A dull knife is still a knife but far less effective than one that has been thoroughly sharpened. The same goes for Christians. A Christian who is lax in obtaining knowledge by way of reading scripture is still a Christian, but far less effective than a believer who reads the living Word daily. Both Christians will be used of God, but the one who is more spiritually minded will have greater success in leading others to Christ. Continue reading “Christian Fellowship: Are You Ready To Be Sharpened?”
I have been busy collecting my favorite devotions and compiling them into my next two books. This is a devotional trilogy… FACING TRIALS, FACING STORMS, AND FACING ADVERSITY. Facing Storms: Devotions for Thought and Meditation will be available on Amazon the first week of October. Facing Adversity with Wisdom, Praise, and Promises, the last book in the devotional trilogy will be on Amazon by December 1st, if not sooner. They will make great Christmas gifts!! Continue reading “Amazon Book Release This October”
We must all weather the winds of adversity. God warns His children that they will have trouble and hardships in life (Jn. 16:33 NIV). The fruit birthed out of personal trials enable us to comfort others with the comfort we ourselves have been given through Christ.
Facing Trials: Thoughts For Meditation written by Cheryl Zelenka is a devotional full of hope, encouragement, and instruction. There are two thought provoking devotions for each of the twenty selected topics. Every meditation has a scriptural foundation with plenty of ideas for personal contemplation and reflection.
Cheryl Zelenka knows what it is to walk through the “Valley of the Shadow of Death,” and live to ascend the mountaintop of God. Her undiagnosed brain tumor caused clinical depression for nearly ten years. Ms. Zelenka challenges each believer to change their negative view of trials and consider them as blessings. It is through trials that we deepen our relationship and dependence on God.
No journey in life is without seasons of tears and sorrow, but the “Son” shines in the valley as well as in the desert and mountaintop. With each new trial we experience, our personal Tree of Life buds, flowers, and bears fruit. Continue reading “Facing Trials: Thoughts For Meditation”