calming the storm, Divine Faith, Divine Victory, God's unconditional love, Holy Spirit, Joy, Living in Jesus, Peace, storms
Storms rage all around you, there is no more light, nor hope that you can physically see nor outwardly experience, as you intently try to look ahead and not look back, nor let your feet shift. Problem after problem, or even just a new small or large problem slams against you. Uncertain circumstances, or situations, or questions surface, but there is something different that wasn’t there before. You close your eyes and inwardly open them back up as you focus only on Jesus, you pray that the Holy Spirit will rise up within you, and as your focus becomes intense, you can actually feel the anchoring strength of God’s love deeply within you. ‘Trust Jesus,’ softly spoken, but powerfully expressed filters into your mind. You freely choose to obey and do just that, but your mind battles against it and tells you that you need to do this, do that, look at this, look at that, talk to this person or with that one; but knowing God is greater than your mind you refuse those thoughts and battle them with the Word of God as the Holy Spirit guides you to read the Bible. You continue to firmly stand on God’s Holy Word and only victory is now acceptable with you! Minutes, hours, or days later there is a sudden calmness. Joy is loudly present all around you, with divine peacefulness that is not subject to your circumstances. Your inner turmoil is quiet, and your physical life is reaping those rewards. Then the Holy Spirit tenderly reminds you of what He just brought you through. The strength of your smile, nor delight can’t be contained in this limited world because within you there is actively a strength of confidence, faith, and awareness in Jesus that is beyond anything you could have ever imagined. As you feed on God’s love for you, you realize that you would again go through anything needed to see that His divine faith, confidence, and strength continues to be strengthened within you. You victoriously dwell with the One that victoriously conquered all things not of God; and by His help you have anchored yourself to Him and have waited out the storm. Rejoice and have a wonderful day living in Jesus!
Joann Abernathy said:
I down loaded the book A love beyond life’s circumstances. I hope all of the protection series books will not have the words I HATE GOD. that is just very wrong to think and to write PLEASE I hope you will not have the words in the Protection series because I have been telling all my friends and family to get the books but if when I down load your next three books in the protection series have these three words in the I will have to think very heard on thinking on keeping the book or books because I do LIKE the books but I ask any one that knows me to please do not sat the HATE work around me. I have asked my MOTHER to stop saying that work because that word is very ugly word. so I hope these books will not have them in them.
Andie Renee said:
Hi Joann: I, too, disapprove of that and I completely agree, I can’t even imagine or relate to people that would even think that. And praise Jesus that you do correct them, that strength within you, can only come from the passionate love you have for God. And just so you know, the Lord has not led me to write in any of my other books, similar struggling people that respond so rashly, and wrongly in the way that Byron did, but out of respect to you, since that does deeply bother you, I will make a note to warn you if He does, should you want to continue reading my books. The Holy Spirit completely and wholly leads me in my writing, and He alone has control over the stories, and I have to admit that in this particular story, I stopped at that particular part and looked to Jesus unsure why I was to type that because I didn’t want to. Then God strictly told me, “My victory will be seen!” He then impressed upon me that there are people out there that need to deeply see how God, Himself, still loves them and wants to heal them, and will forgive them no matter what they have wrongly though, said, or have done, and that although we are not always faithful to Him, He will always be faithful to us because that is truly how He is. He further revealed to me, as the story progressed, that there are so many of his children wrongly misguided and letting the wiles of this world overcome them, letting their feelings and emotions to further distance themselves from Him. When He wants them to be the overcomers through Him. The Lord has revealed to me that all of my books do have a spiritual parallel. And taking that story as a whole, including the title “A Love Beyond Life’s Circumstances,” you can easily see God’s unconditional love for Byron, a love that goes beyond our wrong free-will choices in words, actions, and thoughts that are a wrong response to the hard-to-digest circumstances and situations we encounter as we live on earth. The Lord amazed me in how He dealt with Byron, because where I would have wanted to just “throw him away,” smack him and yell at him for even thinking such a thought, God didn’t. Instead, He painstakingly moved every detail in his life to bring Byron to repentance, clearly showing God’s unconditional love and healing grace that goes way beyond our rational mindset, and wrong, awful responses. Because when you are locked in hate, you are so very blind and cannot see the saving grace of God until you fully repent, and sometimes you can’t even see the need to repent. That’s why God led Salena to him, so that he could physically see the need and experience it. And experience the amazement of such a strong woman of God who was truly an overcomer, regardless of what she has been through, which was actually worse than what he had experienced. Wow, what powerful cleansing blood we have in Jesus, more so than we could ever imagine! Thank you for your comment, Joann, and thank you for being faithful to God and correcting others and showing them God’s unconditional love for them. Have a wonderful day, and thank you for contacting me, please feel free to reply and to notify me anytime of your thoughts and concerns. Thank you and may the Lord continue to bless you!. :o) Andie
Andie Renee said:
Hi Joann: As I explained, in my previous comment, that is the only book that those 3 specific words were used in any of my books. However, I have looked thru a few of my protections series books for you and that one word “hate” has been used in..”I hate to do this to you, but…,” etc, as an expression, and not an in-depth “hating” as a follower of the enemy would experience. There is a passionate scene because of all that Lacey had been thru in Book #3 that she may have used that in anger against her attacker, and other characters may have said they hated something as well because they were wrongfully being led by feelings & emotions instead of spiritually by God which does take self-discipline. I’m not sure, because I just saw the few and stopped, wanting to warn you. I’m not sure about the other books, but I do know the Lord has had me put it in a few times to show the passion and the imperfectness the characters have, their wrong thinking, as well as their different various stages of relationship with Him. As you know, you begin to self-discipline your words the closer and more actively you dwell with Him. But any surface “hating” emotions is very thoroughly cleansed throughout the book as God leads them all into His victory, and cleanses their reactions, teaching them. The characters are learning that words are powerful, but that, too, is a progression as the Lord is showing me as the stories unfold, since they are passionate characters experiencing life altering events and their responses aren’t always the best because they are “under His construction,” and are in the process of being molded more fully into Him. I will certainly understand if you would like to be refunded for the books: please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will gladly do that for you thru paypal. Thank you, again, for your message, Joann! :o) Andie