Welcome back to my weekly blogs everyone! To date, there are 187,858 followers of my faith based blogs, how exciting leading into 2016. It is my hope that everyone had a very blessed holiday season and a happy new year! It’s January, a new year, a new season the Lord has blessed upon each of us. How awesome that He has given us another year to do His work. What is it that the Lord has put upon your heart to do for His glory this year? How will your relationship grow with the Lord, our Savior, this next year? How will you praise Him? Will you let Him into your life for the first time or continue to grow your relationship with Him? Will you become a light in this jaded world? These are my words of encouragement for you today.
Here’s how the Lord wrapped up this past year in my life. As a self-publishing author and speaker since 2003, I just published my 6th book (December 2015), a faith based book you can curl up with in your favorite chair in front of the fireplace, with lit candles all around you to add to the ambiance to set the mood to read a powerful testimony of conviction of Where is God? a faith and hope based book of encouragement.
In this book I have expressed my innermost feelings about various personal issues that have permeated my life. I have experienced many traumas that most people have never experienced and perhaps, may never in their lifetime. Yet, with my tragedies behind me, I have come to be a blessed child in Christ Jesus. I confess to you today, I stand at the foot of the cross because He is my light, my strength, my spirit and where hope is found even in the darkest and stormiest corners of my life. I turn to the cross to calm my fears and my contention. The power of the cross fills the depths of me with peace and brings me comfort because it is when I stand at the foot of the cross I find myself enriched by the love of Christ. The power of the cross is His gift of love and righteousness.
There are six parts to this book, each filled with a power message. Each page is filled with inspiration for all of us, followed by chapter scripture relative to each section of the book. In each chapter, I reveal a message from my soul all of us need to embrace. I chose not to walk the path of destruction. I love Christ very deeply and as a result wish to share my deep-rooted relationship with all of you. I know all too well that God is alive, and I am inspiring each of us to turn to Him, to trust Him, and to follow His plan for our lives. I inspire you to vehemently turn away from your own understanding and probably false perceptions and your worldly biased opinions of our secular society and turn to the Lord today.
Until next week’s blog, go to www.debrapauli.com to see my other faith based books or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org as we are all in this thing called life together. Each week and with each book, it is my intent to encourage each of you, pray for all and continue to change lives one book at a time.
May God bless you and keep you. May His face shine upon you and give you grace. May you go about your day and everything you do, you do in the name of our Lord and Savior,
Other books published by Debra Pauli: www.debrapauli.com
Where is God?, a testimony of conviction
Once Upon a Man, frog or prince
Saving 3 Leaves on a Tree, me, myself and I (published TBD)
Why We Cry for a Soul Set Free, in loving memory of Bryce Lee
“…and then there was LIGHT”, my spiritual cleansing (2nd Edition)
A Survivor’s Closet, how my memories as a little girl became the diary of one of the most horrific, severe child abuse stories in Missouri history
Debra’s self-publishing timeline: 2015, 2013, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003