What Happens When....
What happens after you finish the book, and your left wondering, "What Happens to the characters now?" What happens when you complete a life season and start a new one? There is always a question of "What Now?" I took my one week off between summer semester and fall semester to spend seven days reading one excellent book that drew me back to Jesus, what Happens When Women Say Yes To God. John 4:15 says, "Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me?" There is a charming place where I like
to reflect and be present. That place is my journal or here.
It is where I can then share my day, week, or month. I attempt to leave everything at his feet because I am still working on that. Instead, I acknowledge his presence in the circumstance. As I read this book, I continued to experience the journey of how God positioned people in my life. You never know how God will use you until you let him. On the southwest flight from Pensacola to Kansas City. A gentleman was sitting beside me, and I am sure we both needed to hear what God was telling us. He had just lost his granddaughter. He enjoyed precious minutes with her before she was swept into eternity with Jesus. Even I needed to hear him say, you may be in the valley with your life right now but look how God has carried you through and gave you a story to share with people you will never meet. I honestly thought about letting my blog expire, but this is my place to come to, and it makes me feel like my journey is keeping someone else's head up.
I have a sticker on my computer that reads, " strive for progress, not perfection." This sums me you. Currently, I am not perfect, but I strive for progress. I heard a young lady give her testimony Sunday, and let me tell you, God used her to speak to me. Obedience is hard, but if you want to experience God in his fullness, step out in faith and wait to see him shine. As I continued to progress through the book, When Women Say Yes to God, I read these words, and oh, did it speak to me. 'A real sign of spiritual maturity is looking to God, not for comfort and convenience but purpose and perspective. Perspective is my main problem, and I tend to lose the proper perspective. I can take a situation and see it one way when it truly is just what it is, and God is like Talisha, come on, change your perspective and see what I am doing. Well it is late, but I wanted to share a little of what has occurred over the summer. Fingers crossed, I can finish telling you all about my book soon. Until then, pick up a copy of What Happens When Women Say Yes to God, it will seriously change your life. Love, Talisha