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Guest Post: What Inspired Me to Write a Book About the Healing Power of Music

Guest Post: What Inspired Me to Write a Book About the Healing Power of Music.

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Before I share with you the message that God has laid upon my heart today, Let me share with you the following devotion:
Submission Must Come Before Victory
BIBLE MEDITATION:
“A man’s pride shall bring him low: but honor shall uphold the humble in spirit.” Proverbs 29:23
DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:
Have you ever taught someone to drive? What was the first thing you showed him? If you’re like me, even before I showed my children the ignition switch, the accelerator, or the blinker, I showed them the brakes.
Now suppose your learner said, “I don’t want to know anything about the brakes. I just want to know how to make this thing go!” You would probably reply, “You aren’t ready yet to learn to drive! Forget the accelerator. Before you can go, you’ve got to learn to stop.”
ACTION POINT:
Put this in a spiritual realm. What if I asked you to submit to God and you said, “I’m not interested in submission. I want the victory!” God is not going to pour out His power upon you until He sees in you a spirit of submission.
Now, let’s talk about this devotion. Is there something in your past that turns you away from God or keeps you from trusting him? It can be something as devastating as drug and alcohol abuse, sexual assult, or even mental, emotional, and physical abuse’ or something as basic, yet just as traumatizing as witnessing a tragedy in your life, or in someone else’s life that changed the way you feel about God altogether.
For me, the pivotal moment that brought me to my knees was when I was verbally and emotionally abused by my x-husband and his family. When I came to live with my parents, I asked God to give me strength to face the pain I suffered during the seven and a half years I was married. He used music and other spiritual blessings to helpme face my fears and become a much stronger person. While God was taking my broken and wounded spirit and making me whole again, I had dreams on several occasions of climbing ladders and strange stairways. I believe to this day that I was spiritually and mentally climbing out of the pit of despair during the past five years. Now God has laid a story on my heart that I would like to share with the world.
A Journey of Faith is the first book in a series I am working on entitled The chosen path. In this book, Becca Martin goes rock climbing with her family. While racing up one rocky slope with her older sister Amanda, she witnesses a horrible accident on the stepping stones. At the age of twelve, she didn’t understand what happened, so she runs off the mountain and pushes the memory back into the deepest recesses of her mind. Sixteen years later, after getting her college degree in information technology and landing a job with a major company in Memphis, she feels the urge to go climbing into unknown territory. One of the recurring nightmares she has makes her want to travel down the path that God has chosen for her. Even though she still hears a voice from somewhere deep within her crying “God Help me!” She is afraid of the unknown, yet she prays “God, if you’re still there, I am going to trust you to get me through this journey you hav chosen for me.”
What tragic accident did Becca witness on the stepping stones at Sweet Water State Park? what happens, or who does she confide in to bring the memory of the accident back to life for her? Is she able to go rock climving again? Find out in this page turning, heart touching story.
If you’re going through a tough time in your life that you are afraid to face, I sinceerlrly pray that Becca Martin’s story will touch your heart and help you face the traumatic event in your life, and turn to God for divine healing. If you want to read morem Please help me get this book published by voting for it at http://soopllc.com/blog/book-ideas/journey-faith-ann-harrison. Your love, support, and most of all your prayers are greatly appreciated. If you like this post, and you wish to discuss it, or you would like to share your story, please feel free to comment and keep the conversation going.
Love and Prayers,
Ann

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Writings from my heart

Hello everyone,
Have you ever felt that your heart was heavy because you miss your loved ones, whether they be your children, your parents, siblings, or even a special someone that God has brought into your life?  That’s the way I am feeling now.  I have a little girl who is almost five.  She lives with her dad, and spends part of the time with me.  She started school this year, and when I think about all she is learning in school, It makes my heart melt with joy, yet at the same time, my hart breaks, because she is growing up so incredibly fast.  
Do you feel heavy hearted, because you know that there is someone out there who needs divine healing, and you feel that God is calling you to touch that person’s life, even if you don’t know the person as of yet?  I have felt this way many times, and I have been in a situation where I was at my wits end, after a painful and trying time in my own life.  God helped me climb out of the hole of despair in many ways, some of which I won’t divulge here, because many people don’t understand the divine experiences that God has blessed me with. However I will share with you the following experiences: I have had dreams of climbing, that have seemed strange at times, and there are times when I still do.  I have opened myself to music that God has used to save my life.  I believe that the dreams I had, were God’s way of helping me clime out of the pit of despair and hopelessness.
If you or someone you know has fallen down deep into the pit of despair, or if you are broken and wounded and you need someone to save you, all you have to do is call out to Jesus.  No matter what kind of pain you’ve suffered, whether it be from abuse, the loss of a loved one, or if it be physical pain, God can take all your troubles and heal them.  Jesus keeps no records of your sins if only you will confess your sins and ask him for forgiveness.  no matter what happened in your past, God will allow you to learn from the past, and help you begin life anew.  If you are down and out, and you feel you have no where to turn, I encourage you to call upon the Name of the Lord, and ask him to come into your heart and change your life.  If you  have already been saved, and are a Christian, and you are still broken and wounded, Call on Jesus, and he will move heaven and earth to rescue you.  
You are always in my prayers my dear readers, and I pray, that you find spiritual healing by the Grace of God.  I also pray that my words will touch the hearts of some if not all of my beautiful readers.  If I can touch the life of one lost soul out in cyberspace, or in blog land, then I have done what God has called me to do.  For as Psalm 23 verse 1 says, “The Lord is my shepherd, and I shall not want….”  the lord will provide everything you need in this life, and in the hereafter.  
In the book of Mathew, Jesus says “Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you.”  Take these words to heart, and Take your worries, troubles, pain, and even your rejoicing to Jesus, and He will surely bless your heart.  I pray that this writing finds you all well, and that you have been richly blessed.  I wish you love and lots of prayers. Go with God, and he will certainly go with you.  I will post a song that will go along with this post
Blessings,
Ann

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