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BOOK REVIEW: “WHY GOD MADE ARMPITS”

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WHEN FOLLOWING GOD MEANS STAYING PUT

According to Matt. 16:24 Following God seems more like a dangerous walk than a stroll in the park, despite what some may lead you to believe.

Many of us tell God we will go anywhere or do anything for Him.

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And no doubt after 14 years of trusting in Jesus there have been many opportunities to go places and do some neat things.

But have you ever felt like Jesus has placed on hold the adventure and wants you to stay where you are?

Look at this verse:

38The man from whom the demons had gone out begged to go with him, but Jesus sent him away, saying, 39“Return home and tell how much God has done for you.” So the man went away and told all over town how much Jesus had done for him. (Luke 8:38-39 NIV)

Is it possible that the man was a little disappointed?

The following three truths will be helpful in deciding when and where to go:

1. Submit To Authority.

The man begged to go with Jesus but He told him to go home.

Of course we should submit to Jesus but also to those who are in authority in our life.

2. Be Obedient.

The man did just what Jesus told him to do which leads us to the next point.

3. Examine The Fruit

Are you producing fruit where you are?  If so, it could be a good indication that you should stay there.

So, how does God help you to keep a fresh perspective on “home”, wherever that might be?

BOOK REVIEW: “I See You There: My Father’s Love”

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This short story beautifully connects the relationship between the father and his children, while also seamlessly conveying that our Heavenly Father is present in all that we do as well. Kevin’s use of imagery is fantastic and really brings the scenery to life! The message in this book is much-needed and lovingly shares that God is always there for us; and as dad, I will be too.

I See You There: My Father’s Love
Author: Kevin Main

Available on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/See-You-There-Fathers-Love/dp/1482031108/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1362770662&sr=1-1&keywords=i+see+you+there+my+fathers+love

Kevin blogs at: http://www.mainchristianbooks.com/

Book Review: Why God Made Armpits

Book Review: Why God Made Armpits.

Kevin, who blogs at http://www.mainchristianbooks.com/ posted a great review on my recently self-published book, Why God Made Armpits! Visit his site and let me know what you think.

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If you are an author what successes have you had? Which avenues have helped you the most in realizing your dream?

OPPORTUNITY: DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE

Five years ago I wrote a short childrens story, for years it layed dormant in a file on a flash drive.
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About a year ago I put a note in the dashboard of my truck next to my speedometer, that read something like this: “Finalize Book: 1. Find a illustrator. 2. Create blog. 3. Promote Book.” I believe now more than ever in the power of keeping a “vision” before your eyes. The bible talks about this in Habakkuk 2: Then the Lord replied: “Then the Lord answered me and said: “Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it.”

More recently I was driving on one of the main streets in the small town that I work in and noticed a truck cap sitting in a empty parking lot with a sign taped on it that read: “FOR FREE”.

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I am somewhat of a scrappy guy and knew there was profit to be had. I quickly found a driveway to turn my vehicle around and then loaded the cap into the bed of my truck. After about five minutes of research I posted the newly found treasure to craigslist and within a few days sold it to a very happy buyer!

What to do, what to do with my new purse of cash. I waited and even asked God how I should use the money. I felt instructed to begin moving forward with the book. Long story (actually a rather short story) short, the money made from the cap was enough to pay an illustrator and even begin the printing process for the books. God has a way of working in our life that at first glance seems to be random and out of the blue. You want an example? A TRUCK CAP. What will make the difference is our ability to see and hear His very purposeful intentions for the presented opportunity.

I am not sure what will come of the book. I know what I hope to have happen… I also know that I am one more time going to, “Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it”.

I’d love to hear about the endeavors you are undertaking? Are there opportunities surrounding your life that you need to view just a little differently?

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