Free For Five Days Christian Ficton Ebook: The God Bless Girl

Many housebound people are looking for something new or different to read.  To go along with the  mantra for the current crisis "We are all in this together,"  I feel Christian charity and love is important.  This is a time when globally we are seeking God to ask that the world will heal and the future health of our countries will get better.  If you want to take an hour to read a fiction ebook that focuses on Christian living in America either silently yourself or out loud with your family, check out the offer below.  

I am offering The God Bless Girl on Amazon in Kindle ebook format for FREE during the five days of April 1-5.  Or if desired, you may choose to purchase the paperback story instead.  

"Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, 
and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, 
that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence." 
- 1 Timothy 2:1-2 (KJV) 

If you want to read a little more about the book than what is on Amazon, see The God Bless Girl Goes To Print for the inspiration behind the book and The God Bless Girl, In God We Trust for what each chapter in the book covers.

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Where Does Sickness Come From?

Is sickness a punishment from God? God loves his children so much that he only wants good things for them.  God does occasionally chastise his children in order to turn them in he right direction and back towards living the Christian way.  God is a healer, not a spreader of decease.  However, some examples from the Bible teach that  He may allow a disease to continue until His people, who have strayed from Him, return to the path He wants for them.  To find His path: read the Bible and pray for forgiveness along with guidance.  God does not promise the path will be easy, instead he gives comfort and help along the way.

"Listen, son of mine, to what I say. Listen carefully.  
Keep these thoughts ever in mind; let them penetrate deep within your heart,  
for they will mean real life for you and radiant health." - Proverbs 4:20-22 (TLB)

Does illness come from satan? Sickness often is a result of sin and unhealthy habits.  Satan encourages sin and enjoys inflicting pain.  The pain may be physical illness or injury.  Pain could be mental or emotional distress: fear, anger, hate, selfishness, greed, etc. Satan attacks family, friends, and finances  to bring down his victims, often without their even realizing it.  To escape satan's grasp, it is necessary to turn back to God.  Those that do not escape will find life on earth hard and eventually end in the eternal prison of hell.

"Lord, your discipline is good, for it leads to life and health. 
You restore my health and allow me to live!" - Isaiah 38:16 (TLB)

Free For Five Days Ebook: Have You Got Mustard Bible Study for Growing Faith

The mantra for the current crisis is "We are all in this together." This is a time when worldwide we are seeking God to ask that the world will heal and the global outlook will get better.  Many housebound people are looking for an easy way to get back into reading their Bibles and increasing their own faith.

I think this is an excellent idea, so I am offering Have You Got Mustard:  A Bible Study Guide for Growing Faith on Amazon in Kindle ebook format for FREE during the five days of March 25-29.  
Or if desired, you may choose to purchase the paperback version instead so you have the worksheets as well as the text.  Either way, this Bible Study shares five scriptures each to lead you in 7 (M-U-S-T-A-R-D) fatih growing actions.  For your personal study, consider it as a week-long study of an action per day.

"And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you,
If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain,
Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove;
and nothing shall be impossible unto you." - Matthew 17:20 (KJV)

Please SHARE this post link on social media or in email so others can get this Bible Study free too.  If you get the free ebook or buy the paperback from Amazon, please also go back to Amazon and write a review of the Bible study when you complete it.  Thanks in advance.

Time to Worship, Do Not Neglect Church

Last week, the president asked for a day of prayer and we were still allowed to hold gathering of 50 or less.  Although many gathering places like concert halls, sports arenas, and bars were required to be closed, Christian churches and other places of worship were still open for their members.  Some of those offered live streaming services as well to keep the required physical body limit and provide for the spiritual needs of those unable to physically attend.

"And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, 
but encourage one another,  
especially now that the day of his return is drawing near." 
- Hebrews 10:25 (NLT) 

This week the gathering number was lowered to 10. Many church choirs or worship teams are ten or more, so the body count is met just with them.  Then came the announcement that places of worship were also required to close.  Just because the building is not open, does not mean you should neglect your church.  Check Facebook and other social sites to see if your church is live streaming or providing a recorded service.   It is important that you feed your soul during these trying times.  For those without the internet or do not use social media, church may be watched on television or listened to on radio.  Although you may not be physically attending church together, the technology exists to be virtually gathered.    Also, do not neglect your financial support of the church too.

"So faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the Good News about Christ." 
- Romans 10:17 (NLT)

You can do more than virtually attend church, you can share your on-line services with others too.  Right now, we all need to turn to Christ for help and salvation.  Let others know about what your church is doing and their services by posting them in the comments below this post, then sharing this link on your social media and asking others to do the same.  Put your church name, the FB page or website URL, whether recording or live service days/times, and the church denomination.  Why include the denomination?  If someone is looking for comfort in a familiar setting from their past, they will look for that - so let them know.  I plan to re-share this post for many days in order to let more people know about the services in the hopes that not only does virtual attendance rise but many more will come to Christ.  Please share this link with your friends, followers, etc and ask them to do the same.  In this time of need, all of us together can share Christ and his church with the world!

EXAMPLE: Victorious Life Church (VLC) streams live on Sunday morning and Wednesday night with recording also available. Assembly of God church.  Children's program "King's Kids" recordings and activities on website

Faith is Bigger than Fear

During a time of fear, you may choose to turn to facts or you may choose to increase your faith.  Your faith is bigger than any fear you may face.  You can not escape circumstances, but you do have a God who can take control of any circumstance.  Ask Him and He will answer.

"Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness." - Isaiah 41:10 (KJV) 

If you are having a problem with letting your faith lead you through your fears, you may want to reflect on the three points on choosing faith over fear from YouVerson/  If you want more, consider reading the 10-day reading plan on their site too.

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, 
with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." - Philippians 4:6 (NIV)

To put things in a positive perspective,  you may want to read article 10 Ways in which this Coronavirus Pandemic Can Be for Our Good and check out the verses Brian share in your Bible.

Wisdom in a Day of Prayer

Many times in history, leaders have called for a day of prayer to help after natural disasters or for physical healing.  Why?  Wise leaders know there is power in faithful prayer.  When people join together in one mind  they can move many obstacles.  When Christians pray together, power comes down, and great things happen.  Prayer works whether you are alone and in different places or if you are together praying with others in the same room.

"Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; 
and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: 
And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; 
and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. 
Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. 
The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much." 
- James 5:14-16 (KJV)

A national day of prayer  is a good and wise thing, not only does it bring people back to their religious roots.  It can bring emotional, financial, physical, mental, or spiritual healing.  It can also bring the lost back to Christ during prayer or after having seen the results of answered prayers.  However, real prayer is not meant to be a one-time thing our of necessity.  Often continual, fervent prayer is required for true healing to happen.

If Crisis Comes, Cry Out to God When Distressed

The world is in crisis.  In many places, the governments are requesting social and physical changes or their people.   Most are hoping their citizen will exercise common sense and follow guidelines that are meant to stay or reduce the crisis.  A few may be trying to enforce these changes using their civil forces in the medical profession or local police forces, while others may have to use military personnel.  Is there a higher power than government, medicine, finances, or science that everyone should be turning to?

"If calamity comes upon us, 
whether the sword of judgment, or plague or famine, 
we will stand in Your presence 
before this temple that bears Your Name and 
will cry out to You in our distress, and You will hear us and save us." 
- 2 Chronicles 20:9 (NIV)

In the Bible, God tells us that we can turn to Him in any kind of crisis and He will help us.  If you are afraid, sick, or hurting in other ways - ask God for help.  If you know others who need God's touch, pray for them.  As declared in Psalms 107, if we want deliverance, we should cry out to God now.

"He sent out His word and healed them, and delivered them from their destruction."
- Psalm 107:20 (ESV)