Never-the-less, I have put my pride in my pocked and am going to share it with you despite my fears. So here goes… the very first pages of the Introduction.
For obvious reasons, I really didn’t want to write this book and I dreaded the thought of publishing it! The Loving Life Series has been a series of three books covering my story but the part of the story that I focus on in this book is very difficult to admit to. Never-the-less, I knew I could not avoid writing it!
Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation…
In writing my story I chose to lay down my reputation for the interest of others. You see, I could have kept quiet about my life and preserved my good reputation as a pastor’s wife and leader in our community, but how would that help anyone else. My story is a story of redemption, a story where God gets the glory because it is clear what sort of woman I was without Him.
I fully expect the criticism and insults of those that are either religious or have never needed grace (or so they think). But the ones who struggle and feel that they have fallen too far from God to ever get back to Him, to these people I write as I know that what God did in my life will bring hope to them too.
Precious woman (or man) of God, no matter where you have been or what you have done in your life, you are only one step away from total forgiveness and restoration. You will read how I hurt God on many occasions, how I chose to walk away from Him many times. You will also read how He loved me in the good times and the bad times, how He always made a way for me to come back to Him and how He never gave up on me – EVER!
I am free, I am pure, I am forgiven and I am totally in love with the One who loved me before I knew how to love Him back. I write to you, making myself of no reputation, so that God can get the glory for the awesome life that I lead today.
Chapter snippets will follow soon, full details about this book here.