I never in a million years would have thought God would call me to write. As I’ve mentioned in my About Page and other posts, I didn’t even like to read, much less write—until my world fell apart and I desperately started seeking God’s direction and healing.
I asked Jesus to come live in my heart at a Baptist revival in the fall of 1974 (I was almost ten). But I remained a baby Christian until I was thirty-three. By then, I was so hungry to know Jesus better, I began devouring the Bible and other Christian books.
Even though my mind was getting renewed with marvelous Scriptural truths, my addiction to performance-based acceptance soon bled over into my relationship with Christ. I found myself thinking, There has to be more to the Christian life than following a bunch of rules and principles and being good.
That’s when God began revealing my flawless identity in His Son, Jesus Christ, and His no-strings-attached affection for me. That’s when I began to fall in love with the One who loved me first and loves me most.
When I began experiencing wondrous delight in intimacy with Him through understanding my pure, righteous, and holy identity in Him, my heart naturally began to ache for other believers who are going through religious motions in their relationship with Christ.
His Banner Over Me Is Pursuing Love is specifically written for Christians (both men and women) who, deep down, know there’s got to be more to the Christian life than what they are currently experiencing.
The following is a more detailed description of my book that will should be in bookstores by the end of this summer:
Christian, do you know that you are the pure, righteous, and holy bride of Christ, and your Spiritual Bridegroom only has eyes for you?
Your brain may be going tilt-tilt after reading that statement, but it’s completely true! Jesus Christ longs for you to personally experience His cherishing love and exuberant life in your Monday-through-Sunday living. He knows that as you enjoy His lavishing, unconditional love, you won’t be able to help but express it in this world. The secret to loving is living loved in Christ, your Spiritual Bridegroom.
His Banner Over Me Is Pursuing Love is the first of three intimate and interactive six-week studies of the Song of Solomon, an allegory describing the divine romance between Christ and His bride, the church. Spanning chapters 1 and 2, this premiere installment will help you renew your mind with the following refreshing and liberating truths:
• As the bride of Christ, you are completely forgiven for the sins of your lifetime.
• Through Christ’s finished work on the cross and your identification with Him in His crucifixion and resurrection, you have been made brand-new, and Christ is now your very life.
• The new covenant made in Christ’s blood has forever sealed you in Him. Your Spiritual Bridegroom will never leave you nor forsake you, regardless of what you do or don’t do.
• Because of His grace, you are free from law-based living to be completely enamored with Christ alone.
• You have a real, invisible enemy who is trying everything within his limited power to hoodwink you into accepting his lies about who you are. Once you learn his most effective strategy, you will be armed and dangerous to the kingdom of darkness.
If you long to know Jesus as the love of your life, this study is for you!
Read what others are saying about His Banner Over Me Is Pursuing Love:
I see this as a tender, thought-provoking book in which statements are continually backed up by Scripture. Because of this book, I feel compelled as the bride of Christ to deepen my spiritual union with Him in bearing the fruit of His Spirit. I am challenged to love Him, others, and myself more, the latter being the hardest to do. I am moved by the book’s poignant reminders, like how Christ uses my pain as persuasion that I might turn to Him for soothing, or that He jumps for joy over me because I am His! I started to say, “Imagine! Someone like me belongs to someone like Him,” but the book candidly stresses that if I keep seeing myself as who I once was, it prevents me from living like who I am now in Him. Finally, my understanding of difficult spiritual concepts is facilitated by the book’s vivid analogies. My heart is stronger because of this read!”—Sandy Haney, Christian non-fiction author of And the Award Goes to … She Who Shed Hypocrisy and Sand Crab Sentiments: A Tide Pool of Poetry
In today’s post, I shared why I wrote His Banner Over Me Is Pursuing Love—so other Christians might begin experiencing wondrous delight in their relationship with Christ through understanding their pure, righteous, and holy identity in Him.
I’m wondering, do you believe there has to be more to the Christian life than what you are currently experiencing? If so, my book may be just what you need to launch you into delightful intimacy with the One who loved you first and most.
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