Tomorrow is the big day!!!
We are counting down to our BlogIversary and the release of Fierce: Surviving Domestic Violence One Step At A Time – on May 27. This also happens to be my birthday! Nothing is making me happier this week than sharing this with you!
I’m so thankful that I got to share this entire week with you. I am also thankful that you are reading this. Because my friend, this isn’t about me, it’s about Jesus and it’s about you. If I can point just one person to Jesus by writing words here, it makes it all worth it.
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I’ve been giving you bits and pieces about Fierce for the last week. You can see yesterday’s post here. If you want to purchase Fierce on pre-release you may do so here. I’m not sure what else I can tell you about it so I’ll just get to some more free downloads!
Now on to the Freebies!!!
Again, for today, the same as the other days this week, I have created 2 free downloadable verse prints for you. They are available in either PDF format or PNG format. Today’s verse is…
“You show me the paths of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Psalm 16:11 NKJV.
Click the image to save it or download for PDF below.
A Path to a New Life. Who wouldn’t want a do-over? We often want do-overs. Many of us regret some of the choices we make. Sometimes our regrets are big, sometimes they’re small. I don’t know many people who don’t have at least one regret.
Psalm 16 was written by David. He’s a pretty famous guy. He was the one who killed a giant, a bear, and a lion with a slingshot. He started as a young shepherd and ended up a famous king. I’d go so far as to say he the most popular and most remembered King in the history of Israel. He was an ancestor of Jesus and there are many prophecies regarding Jesus’ lineage.
He was on the run from his predecessor in for the throne for quite some time. He was hunted and living in caves for some time. He was depressed and lived a hard life before he got to the palace.
Once he got to the palace he didn’t always make the best decisions. He had an affair, then he had a guy murdered, and then he was punished. His child died and it broke his heart. He knew God was disappointed in him and that made it worse.
Through everything, David praised the Lord. David loved God and God loved David.
I think David knew what he was talking about here. God guided him from the shepherd field to the battlefield to the Palace and all the places in between. They got through it together. They got through it because David trusted and paid attention and followed directions. When David didn’t follow directions, is when he suffered.
I think it’s the same for life today. When we do what we’re told and follow instructions we end up on a path that is life-giving. When we go astray and follow some other winding way, we end up suffering. When we go on some other pathway, there is an opportunity for the evil in this world to grab hold of our ankles and trip us up.
Jesus is also the way to everlasting life when we trust in him we will never die. The people in the Gospels wondered how this was possible. Jesus told them that with God all things are possible. If all things are possible when we follow Jesus – isn’t a better life possible with Jesus?
What would a better life look like for me? I am living a better life now. I have hope in a world filled with darkness and pain. I have a good Father who never leaves me. I have a family that is spread across continents – so plentiful that I could never meet them all in this life. I am blessed beyond measure and I have this to look forward to for the rest of eternity. These are the promises associated with believing that Jesus is the Messiah.
It seems crazy to believe a man was murdered and somehow saves me from hell. It seems crazy that a good God would allow hell to exist. It seems crazy to believe that a man rose from the dead and walked around talking to people. But, didn’t I just say with God all things are possible?
My testimony is that I was lost and now I am found. I was blind but now I see. I was hopeless and now I am hopeful. I was sad, depressed, and joyless, and now I have faith that moves mountains. If believing that Jesus can do that for me, can’t he do the same for you? Can’t he do the same for your friend? Can’t he do the same for your family? I think all things are possible with God, my friend. That is where the path to a better life exists.
Happy BlogIversary! Don’t forget to come back tomorrow for one more set of freebies. Also, don’t forget to order your own copy of Fierce: Surviving Domestic Violence One Step at a Time. You can order for a friend who you know is suffering. You can order it and gift it to a person you love. Tomorrow is the full release day. You can click here to go to the LLR Store page and click through directly to Amazon!
I’m thankful that you celebrated with me this week! Leave a comment below and tell me what you’re celebrating today. Big or small, it doesn’t matter. We’re celebrating everything – birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, planting flowers, and summer on the way. Celebrate it!
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