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On August 1, I will be launching my first ever e-book; ‘The Voice of God Within.’ I have written this book over the course of the past year with a burden to help people get beyond typical “Christian” protocol, and to help them heighten their awareness of God’s voice inside their own soul, and to let that be their guide rather than all the clamoring voices without.

Like most Christians, I began my walk with Christ, in love with him, and thankful for the change he made in me. I read my Bible faithfully and prayed, but I was always looking without for answers. I was always trying to decipher the scriptures, find the right church, and often looked up to those in pastoral positions, allowing them to lead my life. I ended up subscribing to a religion for 18 years that, as far as I could discern, was teaching truth as pure as it could get. But along the way, little by little, my zeal for Christ slipped away, and my experience became pitted with much depression, anxiety, and frustration. Something was missing and I blamed myself horribly for not being more “spiritually connected.”

Through a lot prayer and healing of past trauma, I learned to discern the voice of God within, and it revolutionized my entire way of looking at Christianity and God. I had a complete paradigm shift, and this is what I share in this book- what I have learned in the process.

My hope is it will encourage others on to greater heights in God, so see him truly, as the loving, patient, kind, and ever present friend he is, and even more so, I hope to reach the countless souls who have given up on God because of discouragement and listening to the voices without. I hope to inspire them to reconnect with God, the true lover of their soul!

In order to reach as many people as possible with this beautiful message, I am looking for 10 people who would be willing to read my book, critique it for me and share a review of it on their website. I would send you an early copy, free of charge.  If you are interested, please fill out the form below, including your web or blog address and a brief introduction of yourself in the comments.

A BIG thank you to all my readers for their support and love!!!

 

 

Jesus

 

“The best people possess a feeling for beauty,
the courage to take risks,
the discipline to tell the truth,
the capacity for sacrifice.
Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable:
they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed.”

~ Ernest Hemingway

Was this not true of our Savior? He felt the beauty in a poor widows few mites, and in drops of liquid love smearing dirt about his feet with long golden strands of silk;  He bent his knees to receive the little children, declaring them to be the door to God’s own presence. He felt the thief’s pitiful cry for remembrance, and removed from him the bitter cup of death. He had the audacity to read from the Torah in the temple, “The spirit of God is upon me…”  the courage to weather forty weary, hot, parched days and nights in the wilderness, defying the powers of darkness. He walked across a stormy sea, tore apart the money hovels on the temple’s porch, and declared himself the Son of God in the face of Crucifixion. He ate from the fig trees and corn fields  and fed the people with manna from heaven. The crumbled dirt beneath was his bed and the stones were his pillow so he could bring rest to our souls. His closest friends wounded His heart, and his own people sought to destroy him. Yet, with his own pure blood he purchased their pardon. He was destroyed by a cruel and brutal death, and he he took away with him the sins of the world. Yet he lives! In the bright heavenly places of the humbled soul he abides. He lives that we might have more abundant life. Beautiful Savior! Beautiful friend is my Jesus!!!

“Your most meaningful work in the Kingdom of God may not be the big things that you do —
but the one little person you love. “

~Ann Voskamp

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“Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loves is born of God, and knows God.” (1John 4:7)

Morning Meditation with LizAnn

In this video series, I share my morning mediation routine, where I connect with God and set the tone for the day ahead. 

Fear’s Mortal Enemy

FEAR has but one mortal enemy…

LOVE!

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“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear: because fear has torment. He that fears is not made perfect in love.” ~1John 4:18

“For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. “ 2 Timothy 1:7

“Greater love has no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13

“God is love” 1 John 4:8

Mr. Moon

 

13 I have seen a grievous evil under the sun:  wealth hoarded to the harm of its owners,

14 or wealth lost through some misfortune,
   so that when they have children
   there is nothing left for them to inherit.
15 Everyone comes naked from their mother’s womb,
    and as everyone comes, so they depart.
They take nothing from their toil
    that they can carry in their hands. (Ecclesiastes 5)

It is an interesting phenomena that so many people work to help those that are “less fortunate” and yet, many times this same humanity is jealous of someone else’s position in life. On one hand we do not want anyone to suffer misfortune such as poverty, abuse, or a physical disfiguration; yet, on the other hand, we feel envious towards those who have something we wish we could have, or we treat ones with disdain and snub people for minor infractions or prejudices in our heart; or we secretly envy the physical beautiful aspects of another person.

Jealousy is a waste of energy. Nothing, not one single thing, will you take from this world, except your experience of it. LOVE is the only treasure you take away with you.

Be Still and Hear Him

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Be Still and Hear Him

Oh that I might understand
God within, and so expand
Across the nations to every land
Be still! Be still! and hear Him!

God, He speaks inside your soul
His word is present and takes control
Go within and you’ll be whole
Be still! Be still! and hear Him!

Too many times we search without
And hear the preacher who loves to shout
But this is not what God’s about
Be still! Be still! and hear Him!

Heaven’s not so far away
When you invite the Lord to stay
From within, He’ll hear you pray
Be still! Be still! and hear Him!

Go within and shut the door
Meet him there, He’ll not ignore
Your hope, your Joy, He will restore
Be still! Be still! and hear Him!

Oh the sweetness of His voice
And to know that you’re His choice
He will make your heart rejoice
Be still! Be still! and hear Him!

Written by Elizabeth A. Van Cleve

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