There are times when God asks us to step out of the boat and walk on water.
These are the benchmark moments; losing a job, a home, getting the diagnosis you feared or the phone call from the police about car accident. You are on your knees, the weight too much to stand, and you call out for help.
And God tells you to step out in the wind and waves, to have purpose when it seems that all is lost.
Other moments are planting the seed.
In the gospels you find Jesus telling a crowd that the kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed. On Pastor Steven Furtick’s podcast he’s working through a series on functional faith. He mentions this part of the story, that faith must be planted in the grounds of adversity. He states that:
We are told to walk by faith and not by sight so we must close our eyes to what is to see the potential of what could be.
Jesus tells us that, when the seed is planted, it grows.
This is a special day. The book I’ve worked on for almost two years now is complete and available on Amazon. It is a seed, one I compiled and published on my own in an effort to shine light on the battle against poverty and the heroes making a difference.
You can find it by clicking the link here. I’m donating proceeds from sales and downloads to the charities profiled in the book, local shelters and outreach agencies that deserve recognition for the lives they change on a daily basis.
This book is a seed.
I started this blog two years ago to chronicle writing the book and to discover my identity as the guy behind the keyboard, the father and husband trying to define his faith and follow his passion. The experience has changed my life.
I’ve learned that our systems are broken and must be fixed. Our economy is closed to those in need and must be opened (taking work from both sides). Selfless love is real. Faith is powerful. God breaks through the veil and into our world on a daily basis.
If you are interested in checking out the book, please click above. Thank you, followers and readers, for joining me on this journey so far. I’m about fifty pages into my next novel (back to fiction) and will be excited to share more details as it progresses.
For this story isn’t over.
Have a great weekend!