From Hiding to Abiding, A Testament of God's Grace
Updated: Jul 7, 2020
Well, this is the new name of the book. A book that I just knew would be completed in must a few months. God had and has a better plan. So, I start and stop writing according to His direction, and that used to be very hard. Now, it has gotten easier. Learning to follow the direction of the Holy Spirit, especially in waiting. But I know it is necessary. There are deep studies of His word for the book that continue to help me and will vital for those of you who will read this book and come to have a deeper relationship with God and see His grace and mercies in your lives.
Hi! So glad you're here! This blog takes from the last section of the the book, God's Grace of Healing, which will be available for this Christmas. I hope! As we know, with God's Grace there is much to talk about. Sometimes it can be difficult to see God's Grace when you are in the middle of pain or a crisis. However, looking back in our lives God's Grace is often quite prevalent. When I was about nine years old my appendix busted. Because I was getting to stay a few day with another family member, it was a day and a half before my mother could get me a the hospital. It was a very small town hospital. They chose not to do surgery which is almost never heard of in such cases. Through God's Grace I am still here. I spent about 2 weeks in that hospital. I honestly don't remember much of those 2 weeks, but I do remember the day they let me go home. It was in the morning, and my mom asked me if I was hungry. YES! I was starving and I wanted pancakes. So, she stopped, and I got a big stack of pancakes. Yep, you guessed it. Three bites and I was stuffed. Any other time my mom would have had a fit, but she looked at me, grinned, and we both laughed. This is just one of stories of illness and God's grace and mercy that you will read about in my book. God did not cause my illness, nor any of my pain. We are human and our bodies do what human bodies do. Yet, God can use our sickness and pain to shine a light on His grace, mercy, strength and love for us that others may come to know Him, and therefore have life ever lasting life with Him. Paul the apostle tells us in II Corinthians 12:9 "And He said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me." This verse encompasses the very meaning of why I am writing this book and this blog. My weaknesses throughout my life are so plentiful and varied, and I know I am not unique in any of them. Some many you or a family member or someone you know have experienced and may still be experiencing the same or similar situations. I want you to know that I understand and that you are not alone. God is with you always. In my weakest of times, Father God has shown His strength in healing me physically, emotionally, and spiritually to which His glory was revealed and His hand could not be denied. He changed people's lives then, and He can change yours now. I have two thoughts in which I would like to hear from you, if you would like to share them. First, have you or someone close to you ever experience an illness in which you looked back and just know that God's hand was upon you or that person? Secondly, what does the word "perfect" tell you in this verse?
God's mercies and grace never cease to amaze me.