Last month, I had the blessing of reading Tricia Goyer’s new book, Walk It Out. From the blurb:
When women stop focusing on their own dreams and purposes, and instead focus on God’s dreams and purposes, everything changes.”
Friends, may I just say, add this book to your reading list at once. It is a powerful and personal book that will challenge you (as it did me) to walk out your faith according to biblical principles. It’s been a long time since I felt a book take hold of my heart the way this one did.
It caused me to recall the Sunday when God drew me out of my general market career to write fiction for Him. His call came with a promise, and after He whispered the promise He then whispered what He wanted from me in return. To be sold out to Him. 100% sold out. No turning back sold out.
That was twenty years ago this month, and what an amazing journey it has been, following Him down the path He had/has for me. Of course, His plan was and is much bigger than only my writing. His plan is for my entire life, all corners of it, and I want to be 100% sold out to Him for every step along the way.
I love the way James 2:14–17 says it in The Message:
Dear friends, do you think you’ll get anywhere in this if you learn all the right words but never do anything? Does merely talking about faith indicate that a person really has it? For instance, you come upon an old friend dressed in rags and half-starved and say, ‘Good morning, friend! Be clothed in Christ! Be filled with the Holy Spirit!’ and walk off without providing so much as a coat or a cup of soup—where does that get you? Isn’t it obvious that God-talk without God-acts is outrageous nonsense?”
Blessings as you walk it out.