Why I wrote the book “God’s Heart Your Destiny”
(excerpt of book included below)
Why I wrote the book: As I began to press in & seek a deeper relationship with the Lord, I would discover that something was missing.I would discover that a true relationship was not about more religious works but about producing lasting fruit for his kingdom. Religion is holding a form of godliness but denying its power! We can only reproduce, from what we have come from. Like most Christians, I made the mistake to allow religious works & agendas to take priority over having a true relationship with Him. I was missing the kingdom vision, which is taking the gospel into all the world. It wasn't too long after that, I saw a man of God, who preached with a passion, fire & a desire to seek & save the lost! My spirit was infused with a knowing that this is what a true relationship looked like.I rededicated my life to Jesus Christ & from that day forward I vowed to keep my fire burning & go after God with all my heart! Click on the pink & gray heart with the cross and it will take you to my store!
Religion is man’s way of reaching God & tradition is rituals w/out God’s purpose.Religion is bondage and more and more Christians are stuck in the pit of religion!They have never experienced the on fire relationship that God wants them to have. Matt 3:11 says I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire! Jesus is the baptizer of the Holy Spirit & FIRE! Just like any other relationship, we need to make a commitment. Our commitment means that we are seeking His kingdom first & we will not be ashamed to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with others! When you step out of the box of religion, the enemy will always try to come with fear & intimidation to stop, block, hinder or prevent what God wants to do in you & then through you!
As I started to write this book, my husband and I went through storm after storm! However, I would not give up until the assignment God had given me was completed.God was not only going to use this book to heal others of matters of the heart, but he would use it to heal my broken heart. Religion is an awful pit that many fall into and don’t know how to get out of. Religion will leave you broken hearted because the promises will always be held at arm’s length so you can never obtain them, making the heart sick. Religion seeks to control & manipulate and throw you off course, simply by holding a form of godliness but never allowing His power to flow in you & through you! Plain & simple I discovered what the bible says in Pro 13:12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when the desire is fulfilled, it is a tree of life. I discovered that the tree of life is found in Proverbs 11:30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And he who wins souls is wise.
So I knew that in order get to the root of the problem, I had to get to the heart of the problem! The bible speaks about a “new heart” in Ezekiel 11:19 saying he will give them one heart (a new heart) & he will put a new spirit within us. So I begin in the word of God to discover what makes the heart sick. Out of that study & time with the Holy Spirit came the 40 day devotional; God's Heart Your Destiny! A devotional about the healing of the heart & then the most important step of igniting ones heart with passion, purpose & desire for the lost! Our desire must be His desire and that is to seek & save the lost!
The purpose of the book: This book has a two fold purpose, number #1 for an unbeliever to give their hearts to Jesus Christ, and the believer to return to their first love Jesus Christ by allowing God to heal their hearts! #2 then allowing God to use us as his vessel to touch & change people’s lives for eternity. The only way that the church, the Body of Christ is going to affect & change people’s lives for eternity is to return to their first love Jesus Christ, & do what the bible says to do in Mark 16:15 And He said to them, Go into all the world and preach and publish openly the good news (the Gospel) to every creature [of the whole human race]. You notice the word doesn’t say Go Evangelist or prophet, pastor or teacher, it is a command of The Great Commission & also the ministry of reconciliation, to every born again believer regardless of our title or status!
I often say that missions starts in our own backyard! We can start in our smallest of circles of influence, in our neighborhoods, our communities, our schools & through the market place. We must understand that God wants to use every person in the Body of Christ in this hour, from the littlest child to the oldest saint! Age, status, gender, title doesn’t matter to Him. If you can say “Here I am Lord, send me”, & he will! God is looking for those that will be faithful & obedient!
What is in the book: In this devotional each day starts out with two scriptures, followed by a heart fire prayers of confession, repentance and healing, followed by a quick devotional and then a small assignment for the day. I’ve included plenty of space to write down and take notes for each day. You can use it as an individual personal devotion or it can be used for a small group. The ultimate goal is to heal the heart and then to set a heart ablaze with a kingdom vision and a godly purpose. In the back of the book I share how God is using me to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ & how thousands have come to know the Lord because of it. This is no time for the church to compromise the word of God! We have tried to water it down, make it acceptable & remove anything that offends! In Romans 1:16 it says; For I am not ashamed of the Gospel (good news) of Christ, for it is God's power working unto salvation [for deliverance from eternal death] to everyone who believes with a personal trust and a confident surrender and firm reliance, to the Jew first and also to the Greek,
The first ten days of devotions takes you through the things of the heart that are the most deadly emotions! The following devotions from day 10 on talks about planting of good seeds & letting God heal your heart with new promises so he can ignite you for his purpose! It is time to mass mobilize the Body of Christ to seek & save the lost. Soul Winning I discovered is NOT a program but a passion & desire that burns 24/7 in your heart to see people’s lives touched & changed for eternity! God has called every believer to reach out beyond the four walls & take the gospel into our communities, its called The Great Commission! The church must understand the critical hour that we are living in & the job that God is calling us all to do! We must be about the Father’s business in this hour as it states in Luke 2:49 –
Plain & simple when we preach the gospel it will do what it is intended to do, bring freedom, deliverance and healing & set the captives free!
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“The Repentant Heart”
Today’s Scripture Readings:
Acts 8:22: So repent of this depravity and wickedness of yours and pray to the Lord that, if possible, this contriving thought and purpose of your heart may be removed and disregarded and forgiven you.
Revelation 3:19: Those whom I [dearly and tenderly] love, I tell their faults and convict and convince and reprove and chasten [I discipline and instruct them]. So be enthusiastic and in earnest and burning with zeal and repent [changing your mind and attitude].
Today’s Heart Fire Prayer: Lord I ask you to forgive me when I have sinned against you. Help me to turn from this sin and give me strength to do it through your Holy Spirit. I know you love me and therefore you will discipline and instruct me. Help me to understand that you are doing a work in me. I will not resist but I’ll allow you to change my heart to line up with your word. I give you this sin (name the sin) today and I ask you to break this stronghold in my life and set me free by the power of the Holy Spirit. Satan you are under my feet, my past is forgiven and I can now look forward to a bright future.
Today’s Heart Devotion: You will have many opportunities to be offended, insulted and even mocked throughout your Christian walk. If you are going to be a true follower of Jesus Christ, you can expect these things to happen. God says you will be persecuted for the sake of his word. It isn’t always easy to forgive those who have persecuted, slandered or caused an offense. However, when you hold on to these things you will find yourself in bondage. God knows everything and nothing gets past him. You must forgive if you want to be forgiven.
Today’s Heart Assignment: After praying today’s heart fire prayer and reading the devotional has God revealed to you that you have any hidden sin in your heart? Write down and confess whatever he says to you. Stand on his word today and confess it by faith that this sin no longer has control over you. (You can do this by repeating the heart fire prayer).
Ask the Holy Spirit to keep your heart sensitive and to give you a heart that quickly repents when you sin. Whenever we are growing in the Lord and his ways, we will always be tested in the area that we are trying to get victory in. God never tests you with evil, but he will test you with your attitude when evil is intended towards you. Pay attention throughout your day, and see if you are tested and write it down. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you get the victory in these areas that he has shown you.
I’ve lift plenty of space on each page of this book where you can write notes for each day. There are also extra pages in the back of the book for personal notes. To order my book you can either click on the image of the book or click on the link called “store”
Book Reviews from a customers who purchased God’s Heart Your Destiny :
I am a writer too and traded books with Marianne not knowing the real blessing I was in store for .. I asked God for specific answers as I was stepping out to embark in a new season in my life facing challenges that seemed hard enough. But I am also a caregiver to an 85 yr old who lives with us. I needed God to sweep away the hard areas of my life. This 40 day prayer journal met me each morning with a new challenge for my heart allowing God to guide the way .. renewing my spirit and my mind.. reminding me of Who I am in Christ. It truly that changed my heart. Helping me to deal with the daily challenges of life and also new challenges along with past hurts .. I had the most incredible journey .. I just finished it.. It truly Blessed me! LisaMe! A Candy For All Seasons! L. Fryar
I know this is a "DAILY" devotional, but I read at least 3 to 4 hearts per day. The scriptures with the Heart Fire Prayer and Devotion really worked on my heart. Some good spiritual cleansing, guidance which resulted in a "God glow". Just like our bodies need nourishment, so do our spirits and this book is all that and more. You will be blessed! Sue R.
I purchased this book for my mom. I understand this is the 1st book by it’s author and this was an excellent choice as a gift for my mom. Very spiritual readings and it started her day off on a good note. I hope to see more of this author in the future. J. Pflanz