Now, the words I had spoken in testimony on dozens of platforms around the United States echoed in my mind: “It isn’t the travel and adventures that fill my heart with joy, it is Jesus alone!” How many times had I said those words with sincere emotion flooding my face, yet now I struggled to live them out. It is easy to shout faith-filled claims on the mountaintop when sacrifice was the furthest thing from my mind, but now all I could see was the sacrifice of change that we were being forced to make.
Why do we let our circumstances choose the approach we take? Why do we let the uncertainties of life determine whether we live in faltering fear or freeing faith? Fear is belittling. Fear is haunting. What we fail to remember is that fear contradicts everything we know to be true. It then dawned on me, "faith is a choice!" Knowing that the enemy thrives in disillusion and confusion, I began to combat every lie with truth. Every Scripture and promise of God that I hurled into the atmosphere of our home brought down each stronghold that fear had established. The dark cloud lifted in my mind as I intentionally decided to choose faith over all.
Walking these pages will take you to destinations not only around the United States where evangelist’s travel, but also on a journey into deeper depths of God’s Word. How can a modern day love story relate to Esther’s? Could the answer be as simple as a piece of furniture? What does a Word from God have to do with a certain fourteen days? How does someone begin in Bozeman, Montana and end in Coeur d’Alene Idaho, only becoming more convinced that God is indeed before us, behind us, and all around us? How does the prophet Elijah’s presence translate to our own presence? What does a coddiwomple have to do with our own journey to heaven? How could the sight of one black sheep in Wyoming bring the writer to her knees in conviction? And what could a simple handful of blackberries teach us about our walk with God? Ending in lyrics from her own song, Faith Over All, all of these questions become personal applications as we walk the pages together knowing that within a life consumed with faith, there will always be love, unspeakable joy and the provision of God.