Lately, I’ve been feeling stuck. Like I just don’t know what my next move should be. Where am I going with my writing and why am I even doing it. It’s not easy to talk about some of the stuff I have talked about and it makes me feel vulnerable which is the exact opposite of how I want to feel.
Yesterday I picked up a book, “My God of Wonders”, by Roy Bennett. I know Roy Bennett because I used to date his son a long time ago and we went to the same church. A few weeks ago, I found out he passed away. Because I had stopped going to that church, I had no idea how sick he had gotten so it took me by surprise. I had meant to read his book, but when I found out that he had passed away I knew I needed to get on it.
I didn’t know him well, but I had heard a few of his stories through my parents and I knew that he had encountered some amazing miracles. But I never knew the extent of them. I started on page one and couldn’t put the book down. I read the entire thing within three hours.
I believe God put it in my heart to read his book. It is exactly what I needed to hear. And if you are reading this, I feel it is exactly what you need to hear as well. To read his book and not be moved, excited or motivated about God and Life, would be near impossible.
In his book he talks about his life and how he went from being a man who didn’t believe in anything, who was severely depressed, had huge anxiety and was drowning in debt, to finding God who transformed his life. God showed up for him time and time again. When his dreams and goals seemed impossible to achieve, God was there to help keep them alive. He also helped to keep Roy alive on numerous occasions through near death experiences.
It was weird because I remember thinking awhile back that I should go and sit down with Roy and write about some of his stories. This was before I even knew that he was writing a book. I thought that writing about what God had done in other peoples lives would be powerful and I knew he had a good testimony. But the thought never went any further than that. And looking back I think, was it more than my idea to go and talk to him? Was it God trying to tell me to go and I disregarded it?
I lost sight of the reason why I was writing, but I know now that my soul purpose is to talk about what God has done in my life and also share other people’s stories about what God has done in their lives in hopes it will encourage you to find and build a relationship with him.
Roy wrote, “God wants us to remember to tell others of the times in our lives when He has done something miraculous, so that others will be constantly reminded long after we have gone that God is alive and faithful to fulfil His promises.” (My God of Wonders pg. 2)
I want everyone to meet Jesus and know him and love him because when you do, your life feels free. You no longer have to carry that anxiety, stress and worry because God will take care of you.
I grew up at church but I can say, I never really had a relationship with Jesus or new what it meant until recently. I never saw or understood the benefits of following God and what he had planned for my life until now.
I want you to be able to go to my blog and be inspired and encouraged that God is alive and he is Good. Especially when times get hard. That is when you need this reminder the most. So please visit this blog and share it with your friends. It’s so important.
Also, if anyone is reading this and is feeling pulled to share your testimony, please email me. I would love to share it on my blog. The more I can get the better!! Let’s all speak up and start sharing.
I felt God calling me to do this, but I backed down and dismissed the idea. Today, thanks to Roy Bennett’s book, I have decided it is time to start taking action and listen to what I feel God is calling me to do.
Here is the link to Roy’s book. https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/my-god-of-wonders/9781512775303-item.html This book is a quick and simple read, yet it will change your life. It is one of the most powerful books I have ever read! I highly recommend it.