I like to follow God. I’ve grown so accustomed to listening for His direction, and I feel lost when I begin to meander on my own. Following God has led me to a lot of normal (but special) moments– cleaning the house, raising a family, writing at nights, serving my husband. I had to get over images of grandeur right away as I followed Him. I realized that the simple things in life were just as valuable as the epic. Click To Tweet
However, following God has also led me to some wild moments. There was that time He “tricked’ me into learning MMA fighting for a reality tv show. Then that other time I learned everything about health and fitness and wrote a bunch of books. Then there was that other time I helped my twin sister get reconstructive nose surgery on national tv. Following God is like walking down valleys one day and hiking up mountains the next. Click To Tweet
Each new adventure God led me through was unique and came with its own burdens and blessings, and I had to learn to pour my faith into every unfamiliar situation. I cried and laughed; feared and trusted; struggled and triumphed, and all the while I felt God near to me. I analyzed and processed all that I experienced, and wrote everything I learned into devotionals. A devotional is the best way to take what God is teaching you, filter it through Scripture and apply it to your life.
I’ve written three 40-day devotional books about three crazy adventures: MMA Fighting, Bodybuilding and Reality TV. These circumstances were so outside my comfort zone that I had to write about them and process what I learned. One book even landed on the Selah Finalist list. I think people like to join me as I follow God into weird circumstances that test and build my faith. I pray that my words encourage others to follow God into the normal and crazy journeys of life, so they too can step in obedience along the valleys and up the mountains of this life of faith.