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Book Review ~ Jesus, Day by Day: A One-year through-the-Bible Devotional to Help You See Him on Every Page By Sharon Kaselonis

About the Book


This unique 365-day devotional infuses your daily Bible reading with deeper meaning, helping you develop the habit of looking for signs of Jesus woven throughout Scripture while meditating on the Bible with a chronological one-year reading plan.

Jesus is the very essence of the Scriptures. The Old Testament points to Him and the New Testament reveals Him. If we look for Him, we will find Him on every page and in every story. When reading through the lens of Jesus, we find purpose in the Old Testament sacrifices; pictures of our Savior in the rejection and heartache of Joseph; a future hope pointing directly to Christ in the sweet love story of Ruth and Boaz; and meaning to even the deepest sorrows in Job.

This daily devotional will help you learn to recognize Jesus written on every page of God’s story. Come along on a journey that will…
– guide you in reading the entire Bible, chronologically, in one year
– help you see connections to Jesus throughout the Old Testament
– deepen your understanding of the themes of Scripture
– inspire you with 365 daily devotions to strengthen your love for Jesus and intensify your appreciation for God’s Word

Jesus, Day by Day will bring renewed life to your devotional time as you learn to recognize God’s plan of love, mercy, and grace woven through every page of Scripture.

Category

Religious/Christian/Non-fiction

Genre

Christian Living/Devotional

Rating

4.5 Stars

Review


Jesus, Day by Day is a remarkable devotional that not only takes you through the entire Bible in one year, but the author meticulously combs through each read Scripture to point out the threads that shape Jesus in the pages, in both Old or New Testament—as it has been rightly said numerous times that Jesus is the Word, the Old being Jesus concealed, and the New, Jesus revealed. This devotional shines the light for this truth to be clearly seen.

Interestingly, Kaselonis does a fine job of not making this study tedious or difficult to accomplish, as is seen with a lot of through-the-year schemes. Her structure and short essays allow a reader to be done in less than 20 minutes. For anyone interested in reading through the entire Bible in a year with the hope of seeing Jesus through its entire pages, as well as understanding how the Old and New are interconnected, this is a fine material to begin with.

About the Author


Sharon Kaselonis is an attorney, homeschool mom, writer, speaker, and educator whose passion is to inspire believers to read, know, and study the Bible for themselves. Previously, she practiced law in the washington, DC, area before serving as the director of women’s ministry at a large church in Jacksonville, Oregon. Sharon and her husband, Ray, live in Scottsdale, Arizona, with their children.

Album Review ~ Amazed By Alexandria Levin

Category

Religious/Christian

Genre

Contemporary/Worship

Release Date

January 17, 2020.

Rating

4 Stars

Review


Levin’s Amazed is a powerful testimony of God’s love and faithfulness on a personal level and in a tangible way. The song, Amazed, by which the album is titled, mirrors the general theme of the album, which through lyrics and music, portrays a faith and journey that have weathered many storms to reveal something stronger and beautiful. The organic testimony is uniquely refreshing and softly bold, with a flow that uplifts heart and spirit.

Amazed tells a story of love, trust, faith, and hope in a God Who stands true and unchanging in every season of life.

 

About Alexandria Levin


Alexandria Levin is a passionate worshiper and follower of Jesus. From the age of 12 she began singing in churches, traveling with ministry teams and for the past ten years has served in worship leadership. For years Alexandria has written songs and used music as an expression of her worship. In 2018, she took a more intentional approach to her songwriting and began collaborating with friends and family. Having discovered a deep love for the process, she continued working, growing and writing songs that give expression to her love for Jesus and the amazing story of His love in her life.

Late in 2018, Alexandria connected with Glenn and Susan Tabor of Gat3 Productions. Glenn is a multi-grammy award winning Engineer and Producer in Charlotte, North Carolina (read Tabor’s TBAP interview here). With the encouragement of Gat3 and Dream Records, she began work on her first full length album. This album will consist of 10 original songs and is scheduled to release in the first quarter of 2020.

Alexandria is the proud wife of a Philadelphia Police officer and two amazing sons. They live in Northeast Philly and serve in the church where she grew up. Christian Life Center, in Bensalem, PA, led by Pastor Mark English, is a diverse community of faith and the church home of many passionate worshipers.

 

Article ~ Conversations with God (Part 3): Unpleasant Revelations

When things go wrong and we don’t understand why, especially after we’ve tried everything in our power to fix it, and prayed every prayer we know to pray, and yet the situation remains unchanging or grows worse, we often come to God baffled, and sometimes even, indignant, with questions about why He’s letting things unfold the way that they are without intervening. It’s not wrong to ask why (as long as you do it from a posture of humility and not entitlement), as God Himself invited us to do so, saying, “Call to Me, and I will answer you and, show you great and mighty things that you do not know(Jeremiah 33:3).  Don’t be surprised if God will show you baffling things that you never knew were intertwined with the events that have happened to you.

You may ask God why your third marriage has failed and why He did nothing to change the heart of your spouse despite your endless prayers, and God may show you a cycle of bad behavior that started with your great grandfather/mother and has now been passed on to you and you never noticed in yourself until now. This great discovery as you realize, is the reason you’ve had a legacy of dysfunctional family all along.

You may ask God why poverty has been a mark on your family line for generations, and why you’ve supposedly tried all things, yet, this curse remains unbroken despite your serving God, and He may show you complacencies—traditions passed on—that you and your family figured were nothing serious, but are directly related to why you and your family have suffered this for generations.

And so it goes.

Many folks don’t like what they see, and most fall into the slimy pit of excuses, self-pity and blame, and remain there, rather than turn to God for the salvation and wisdom that will lift them out of their trouble. Often, God lets you get to a place of seeking so that the hidden things He reveals will lead you to be the one to break the evil cycles in your family, town or country.

The Prophet Habakkuk experienced something similar. In alarm, he asked God why He continued to allow evil to prevail in Israel despite Habakkuk’s many prayers (Habakkuk 1:1-4), and God told him that He was doing something so unbelievable that if told, Habakkuk would not believe it (Habakkuk 1:5). God was raising the most ruthless nation from a far place to discipline Israel (Habakkuk 1:6-11). Further alarmed that God would venture to use such a heathen nation against God’s chosen, he posed a second question (v. 1:12-17), concluding with the remarks, “I will stand my watch and set myself on the rampart, and watch to see what He [God] will say to me, and I will answer when I am corrected” (v. 2:1). After God’s second reply and revelation (v. 2:2-20), Habakkuk was awestruck by God’s majesty, righteousness, and wisdom, and concluded with a lengthy praise and worship of who God is (v. 3:1-16), and then renewed his faith with these famous words,

“Though the fig tree may not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines; though the labor of the olive may fail, and the fields yield no food; though the flock may be cut off from the fold, and there be no herd in the stalls—yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation. The LORD God is my Strength; He will make my feet like deer’s feet, and He will make me walk on high hills” — Habakkuk 3:17-19. 

Have you called on God in the day of your trouble? Has He shown up with a revelation that is less than pleasing, as the solution to your problem? Have you placed your heart in a posture that allows you to be corrected by God’s wisdom? Have you chosen thanksgiving and praise for who He is based on what He’s shown you, or will you continue with prideful indignance and bitterness that will darken your heart? God will not often give a quick fix to your problem. Where there needs to be repenting and a change in character, God would rather take you through that painful dark valley with the promise to never leave you nor forsake you. But He won’t do what you want, how you want it, and when you want it, because, He is a righteous Savior God. Not a genie or a magician who are there for the sole purpose of fulfilling your wishes, good or bad.

About the Editor


Miranda A. Uyeh is the founder and editor of To Be A Person (TBAP), the author of Christian Romance/Suspense fiction, To Die Once: Child of Grace #1, a Mogul Global Ambassador, and a screenwriter. She was a one-time shortlisted judge for the Inspy Awards, in 2014, in the Contemporary Romance & Romance/SuspenseCategory. In 2017, she was invited by actress, Jenn Gotzon to become one of contributing writers for the forthcoming and highly anticipated Christmas comedy movie, The Farmer and the Belle, presently in production. In 2018, Miranda was invited by Waterbrook Multnomah to be one of book bloggers to be part of a special launch team that helps launch its elite authors whose books have been listed as bestsellers on the New York Times Lists.

You can also connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

*The article, Conversations with God (Part 3): Unpleasant Revelations, first appeared on To Be A Person (TBAP).

Article ~ Conversations with God (Part 2): Literal Reply

When Jesus was on earth, He often made literal statements and replies to His disciples’ questions, that they didn’t understand. Sometimes it was because He kept understanding from them until they were mature and prepared enough to understand (like when He first predicted His death, Luke 9:43-45), or they simply couldn’t accept His words because they sounded too “wonderful” or overwhelming to be true (like when He predicted His second death, Matthew 17:22-23; and when He was going to raise Lazarus from death, John 11:11-16). The greatest example of this, of course, is their assumption that He’d come to restore the earthly Israel kingdom and overthrow the Roman Empire (Acts 1:6-8), when in fact, the prophecy from God clearly stated that Jesus’ purpose on earth was to “save His people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21; Luke 2:29-32). Since their minds were fixed toward a particular dream that they wanted Him to fulfill, His words often contradicted their expectations, and so collided with their dreams and created a chaos of confusion, because His words would not reconcile and co-exist with what they wanted.

In my personal walk with God, I’ve experienced the same thing. I ask God a question about a path I’m on, and I get an answer that I don’t understand, sometimes, because, like the disciples who had fear (Luke 9:43-45), I’m not yet ready to receive it, and God has to work on my heart to remove the debris (fear, pride, anxiety, unbelief etc.) that occupy space and get in the way of me fully receiving His Word in the way that it will bless me and those He’s given me. Other times, it’s because what I hear, though I perceive to be true, seems too “wonderful” or overwhelming to be real, since I still see reality or myself through a particular lense too small to fully embrace what God is saying to me; this, too, requires a working on my heart, if I’ll fully receive God’s Word given to me.

What, then, do you do when you’re on a path that seems to be going in the opposite direction of your dream, and you find yourself disappointed in God because you thought His promise to you led you down that path, to that dream that doesn’t seem to be coming true? Has God lied and deceived you, you ask, but yet, perceive Him nudging you on in the direction of a difficult path you don’t understand, and because you’ve come too far, you’ve kept going and can’t turn back? The Prophet Jeremiah felt the same way (Jeremiah 20:7-18), when, in fact, God had made a promise that didn’t bely the sorrowful events that he eventually encountered (Jeremiah 1:17-19); one thing we must understand about God’s promises is that they are often layered with details and events that we don’t know beforehand, but work according to the counsel of His will (Ephesians 1:11, Proverbs 19:21). He knows things about your life that will play out for an expected end that you don’t yet know. The Psalmist, realizing these things and probably contemplating running from his path, thought to himself, “where can I go and hide from God?” (Psalm 139:7). Seeing a revelation of the God who knew all about him beyond what he himself even knew, exclaimed and said, “Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain it” (Psalm 139:6). And then went on to praise God, being comforted with the truth that since God had carefully formed him and written all the days of his life before he was even born (Psalm 139:14-16), as long as his eye was on God, he would not lose his way to everlasting life (Psalm 139:23-24).

So what do you do when you find yourself not understanding a path you’re on and God has provided a [literal] answer or reply that keeps coming up, but you don’t understand this answer, or you subconciously resist what you see, because you are too afraid of what it implies—because, for some reason, your soul is overwhelmed by what it’s been shown?

Answer?

You ask God to prepare and expand your soul until it is wide and deep enough to receive what He has shown you, because, in your heart’s current state, it is an old wineskin that will burst if new wine is added to it; the old wineskin cannot expand to hold the new wine, and so you’re unable to receive what you see. Ask the Holy Spirit to renew your mind with revelations of God’s love and glory that will broaden and deepen you enough to receive the meanings behind God’s mysteries, or your heart will end up in unbelief or disbelief, and you won’t be able to go any higher with God. Bear in mind, though, that the expansion of your soul requires emptying of things that will lead to death of self and control; such things include fear, pride, anger, bitterness, envy, jealousy, unforgiveness, lust, anxiety, false guilt, false confidence, false importance, disappointment, despair, self-pity etc., and He will replace them with a deeper understanding and greater measure of faith, hope, love, grace, trust, righteousness, holiness, thanksgiving, and peace (and you will have to do this often no matter the level that God takes you to throughout your lifetime). It’s in the midst of increase of these things in your soul that your eyes will be opened more clearly to understand God’s mysteries and receive the life and blessings that come from His spoken Word; it’s innthe midst of these thongs that you’ll see God more clearly, for it is the pure in heart that will see God (Matthew 5:8). For instance, if you choose pride, anger, bitterness, unforgiveness and disappointment over Thanksgiving and peace, it will darken your heart, and you will lose sight of who God really is (Romans 1:16-32), as well as the gifts that could have been released at the end of your trial (James 1:12); but in the place of Obedience and Thanksgiving, there is a revelation of God, His glory and His will (Matthew 3:13-17; Luke 3:21-22; Epehsians 1:15-23), a leading toward the next step to take (Matthew 4:1; Luke 4:1), as well as the power and grace for what will follow after that step (Matthew 4:11). For Jesus, He didn’t only receive a revelation of God and a spoken Word that confirmed who He believed he was, at the end of the temptation, He was ministered to by angels, and He received power to begin His ministry.

What questions have you asked God, and what reply has He given you that seems too “wonderful” or overwhelming for you to comprehend? It is important you answer this question and acknowedge where you are, so that you can begin the journey toward Blessed Understanding. Like the disciples, what you learn may require you to lay down an old dream or path and begin a new one aligned with what He had in mind all along or you may be launched into a waiting season of testing and sanctification, in preparation for a new path. Whether you receive a new dream or are put in waiting, on this new path of obedience, one thing is for sure: you will receive revelations of God and who you are in Him on whole new levels that will dive you deeper into Him. And the deeper you dive, the more you’ll realize that it’s not just about you, it’s about God and the Living Body of Christ. God’s spoken Word, even the literal replies, are ALWAYS bigger than you and larger than life as you know it.

About the Editor


Miranda A. Uyeh is the founder and editor of To Be A Person (TBAP), the author of Christian Romance/Suspense fiction, To Die Once: Child of Grace #1, a Mogul Global Ambassador, and a screenwriter. She was a one-time shortlisted judge for the Inspy Awards, in 2014, in the Contemporary Romance & Romance/SuspenseCategory. In 2017, she was invited by actress, Jenn Gotzon to become one of contributing writers for the forthcoming and highly anticipated Christmas comedy movie, The Farmer and the Belle, presently in production. In 2018, Miranda was invited by Waterbrook Multnomah to be one of book bloggers to be part of a special launch team that helps launch its elite authors whose books have been listed as bestsellers on the New York Times Lists.

You can also connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

*The article, Conversations with God (Part 2): Literal Reply, first appeared on To Be A Person (TBAP).

Book Review ~ Jesus In Me: Experiencing the Holy Spirit as a Constant Companion By Anne Graham Lotz

About the Book


In Jesus in Me, Anne Graham Lotz draws on her rich biblical knowledge as well as her personal journey—including her recent cancer diagnosis—to help us understand that the Holy Spirit is not a magic genie, a flame of fire, or a vague feeling. He is a Person who prays for us, guides us in our relationships and decisions, comforts us in pain, and stays by our side at all times. In this seminal teaching, she explores seven key aspects of the Holy Spirit that will revolutionize how you understand and relate to this vital third Person in the Trinity.

As Anne writes, “One of my deepest, richest joys has been discovering by experience who the Holy Spirit is in every step of my life’s journey. Each name that He has been given—Helper, Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor, Counselor, Strengthener, and Standby—reveals another aspect of His beautiful character and has provoked in me a deep love for the One who is my constant Companion . . . Jesus in me.”

Discover how to better love and rely on the person of the Holy Spirit—and embrace how much He loves you through His presence, power, and provision in our daily lives.

Category

Religious/Christian/Non-fiction

Genre

Christian Living/Trinity/Holy Spirit

Rating

4. 5 Stars

Review


Lotz’s depiction of the Holy Spirit is of One who is a real person that she has come to know and has a personal relationship with, and, she longs to teach others to do the same. Chapter after chapter, Lotz teaches on the character of the Holy Spirit as revealed in Scripture, in a way that a reader seeking to understand His role in our lives and in the world, can prayerfully meditate and receive His gifts and help, just as Jesus promised. Letting us know in a fundamental and intimate way that we’re not alone, and that all that God has called us to do, is absolutely possible—from the point of call to the moment of finish—through counsel, grace, love and power, is absolutely breathtaking. Lotz’s Jesus In Me does well to remind us that the work started by Jesus and the life He’s called us to live is possible because, by the powerful presence of the Holy Spirit in each and every child of God, Jesus, the Son of God, remains in and with us, and so we’re not just children of God who overcome, we’re more than conquerors.

*Though I offer this review to the public, it is my opinion and simply that. Much appreciation to Waterbrook Multnomah for a free copy in exchange for my honest opinion. 

About Anne Graham Lotz


Anne Graham Lotz, called “the best preacher in the family” by her father, Billy Graham, is an international speaker and the best-selling, award-winning author of numerous books, including Just Give Me Jesus. The New York Times named Anne one of the five most influential evangelists of her generation. She’s been profiled on 60 Minutes and has appeared on programs such as Larry King Live, Today, and The Sean Hannity Show. Anne is the president of AnGeL Ministries in Raleigh, North Carolina, and the former chairperson for the National Day of Prayer.

Book Review ~ Something Needs to Change: A Call to Make Your Life Count in a World of Urgent Need By David Platt

About the Book


USA TODAYPUBLISHERS WEEKLY, AND ECPA BESTSELLER – The author of Radical takes readers on a soul-searching journey through impoverished villages in the Himalayan mountains, daring them to make a difference in a world of urgent need, starting right where they live.

“Grippingly vulnerable and unforgettable. I could not put this book down.”–Ann Voskamp, author of One Thousand Gifts

While leading a team on a week-long trek of the Himalayas, bestselling author and pastor David Platt was stunned by the human needs he encountered, an experience so dramatic that it “changed the trajectory of my life.” Meeting a man who’d lost his eye from a simple infection and seeing the faces of girls stolen from their families and trafficked in the cities, along with other unforgettable encounters, opened his eyes to the people behind the statistics and compelled him to wrestle with his assumptions about faith. In Something Needs to Change, Platt invites readers to come along on both the adventure of the trek, as well as the adventure of seeking answers to tough questions like, “Where is God in the middle of suffering?” “What makes my religion any better than someone else’s religion?” and “What do I believe about eternal suffering?” Platt has crafted an irresistible message about what it means to give your life for the gospel–to finally stop talking about faith and truly start living it.

Category

Religious/Christian/Non-fiction

Genre

Christian Living/Missions

Rating

5 Stars

Review


Something Needs to Change chronicles the journey of Pastor David Platt to the Himalayas and the lessons he learned about a world outside anything he’d ever witnessed. With each stop, visit, and conversation, David encounters shocking revelations that make him question some matters of faith; he discovers deep needs that are both physical and spiritual, but ultimately his experience leads him to reaffirm his faith that God is love and still in control, and to appreciate the truth on a practical level that Christianity practiced with comfort at its core isn’t the kind that can carry the gospel to the ends of the earth, especially to places where it’s never been heard. With much prayer and layer upon layer of conviction from Scriptural meditation, David reassesses his system of belief, a kind he’s also witnessed in many others, and realizes that for God’s heart to be fulfilled here on earth, Something Needs to Change about today’s culture of modern Christianity. This book is a call to ALL who aim to fulfill the Father’s heart and Jesus’ Great Commission, to step up, trust God and take action as the Holy Spirit leads.

*Though I offer this review to the public, it is my opinion and simply that. Much appreciation to Waterbrook Multnomah for a free copy in exchange for my honest opinion.

**As editor of TBAP, I honestly couldn’t think of a better article, review or interview than this one, to publish on Christmas day. This book highlights the reason Jesus was born—to save a dying and despairing world from the worst kind of darkness amd death. If you want a glimpse of what God saw when He looked down on us and sent Jesus, because of mercy and compassion, pick up Platt’s book and you’ll receive fresh revelation beyond what you imagined. Read this book slowly, perhaps section by section or chapter by chapter. Trust what God whispers into your heart and spirit as you follow Platt’s journey through the Himalayas, and don’t be afraid to take action as the Holy Spirit leads. Greatness isn’t found in fame and wealth. Greatness is found in serving others. If you want to be great, you love and serve people (Matthew 20:25-28; 23:11-12; Mark 10:42-45), especially those who can’t pay you back (Luke 14:12-14).

On behalf of TBAP and from the depths of my heart, I pray you have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! 

About the Author


DAVID PLATT serves as pastor at McLean Bible Church in Washington, D.C. He is the founder and president of Radical (Inc.), a global center for the unreached that serves churches in accomplishing the mission of Christ. Resources from David Platt and Radical can be found at radical.net.

Books by David Platt include RadicalRadical TogetherFollow MeCounter Culture, and Something Needs to Change, as well as the following volumes in the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary series: Exalting Jesus in MatthewExalting Jesus in JamesExalting Jesus in 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus, and Exalting Jesus in Galatians.

David Platt received his Ph.D. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Along with his wife and four children, he lives in the Washington D.C. metro area.

Article ~ Conversations with God (Part 1): Layered Promises

Study of Scripture shows that God’s promises are often more than they appear to be. God gives a promise. We hear it through the filter of our experiences and what culture interprets the literal words to mean. And despite God being aware of our small-minded interpretation, He often remains silent, choosing to teach us a higher way and understanding on the path of obedience, pacing us as our strength and maturity grows with revelation upon revelation.

Through seasons of purification, testing and preparation that are tougher and more painful than you originally anticipated, you realize that you’re in on something bigger than you, and that the future is full of uncertainties; by this time it’s too late to turn back to the old normal, because it is now impossible to unsee, unlearn and unknow what you’ve been taught by God Himself and have received through revelation. You’ve experienced a paradigm shift that can’t be undone, and beyond what you were ever taught in Sunday School, you’ve seen the face of God, and it is brighter than what you ever imagined. This is a path where you grow and receive love, faith and hope on fresh levels you never even understood existed, and are taught to let it flow to others.

This moment—in the middle where revelation becomes “too wonderful,” that it is scary —is where many give up, choosing to disbelieve (not unbelieve) what God told them. [This is, in fact, what happened to the young prophet who was deceived by the old prophet (1 Kings 13:1-33)].

Are you presently on a path where you’ve suddenly realized that what lies ahead is way bigger than what you originally envisioned, and so you long for the simplicity of yesterday’s normal—when faith was easier?

You’re not alone.

It was this way for Joseph. The path through slavery and being a forgotten prisoner in Pharaoh’s dungeon was not even close to what he imagined, when he first received the dream that revealed he’d one day sit on a throne as Egypt’s governor, second only to Pharaoh himself. But it was through this path that Israel was preserved for when God was ready to settle them in the Promised Land. God’s promise to Joseph was bigger than him.

It was the same with David. He had no idea that the way to the throne would involve nearly twenty years of running and hiding from his enemies in caves and deserts. But God’s promise to David was bigger than him. He would be the king whose earthly line would produce the Messiah, allowing Jesus to be legimately king on earth just as He was in heaven. And since salvation came out of Israel, Israel’s reigning king would be rightly king over all on earth who are saved through this salvation.

It was the same with Esther. Becoming queen included the plan to preserve Israel until God was ready to bring them out of Babylon after 70 years of captivity, as the Prophet Jeremiah prophesied. This was bigger than her.

It was also this way for Jesus’ disciples and followers in His day. They thought they were receiving an earthly king who would rise and overthrow the Roman Empire, rather than one who would ultimately save them from the captivity of the god of this world. God had a plan bigger than their dreams and everything they could possibly imagine, one that included the whole world, beyond the borders of earthly Israel.

When God gives a promise, it is ALWAYS more than you initially perceive.  It is ALWAYS layered with events, objectives and revelations that will ONLY be made known on/after the path of obedience. When you find yourself in moments where you wonder if you’re going crazy believing (and even questioning) what God said, allow the signs and miracles you’ve experienced along the way to remind you that you indeed heard God speak (because such miracles are beyond your wisdom and capability). Pay most attention to the miracles of faith, hope and love that have grown you since you started this journey, acknowledging that they were only possible because of the faith that believed all things and obeyed what you were told. Reaffirm your trust in God moment by moment (not trying to believe for tomorrow or wondering how you can make your faith last for as long as the waiting season. You’ll fall into despair and your faith will collapse), and hold on to what you’ve heard despite what you see playing out in front of you, because the God you serve is One who does the impossible. As impossible as the promise may appear to be, it is imperative that you trust so that you can obey. You can’t obey if you don’t first trust.

About the Editor


Miranda A. Uyeh is the founder and editor of To Be A Person (TBAP), the author of Christian Romance/Suspense fiction, To Die Once: Child of Grace #1, a Mogul Global Ambassador, and a screenwriter. She was a one-time shortlisted judge for the Inspy Awards, in 2014, in the Contemporary Romance & Romance/SuspenseCategory. In 2017, she was invited by actress, Jenn Gotzon to become one of contributing writers for the forthcoming and highly anticipated Christmas comedy movie, The Farmer and the Belle, presently in production. In 2018, Miranda was invited by Waterbrook Multnomah to be one of book bloggers to be part of a special launch team that helps launch its elite authors whose books have been listed as bestsellers on the New York Times Lists.

You can also connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

*The article, Conversations with God (Part 1): Layered Promises, first appeared on To Be A Person (TBAP).