Here is a sneak preview from book one, Shaken, taken from ‘The Little White Church On The bluff’ series. Ted and Rita have a problem. They are called by God, which seems so wonderful and glorious and they are ready to dive in for Jesus, but… Oh, in front of a Holy God is their sin. Sin which involves a lifestyle of porn tapes and magazines which to them is far more important than their worship and relationship with Jesus until…
Jesus brings them a secluded overlook on a bluff over the Mississippi River for a ‘God Moment’. An opportunity to see and understand what Holiness really means from God’ point of view. What they decide and where that decision takes them is what the series is about, but… It’s way more than that. It is about what each reader has in life which is more important than their worship and relationship with Jesus. If dealing with porn isn’t your issue, (yeah, right), then we also deal with obesity, false religion, gaming, and the realization that yeah, spiritual warfare is out there waiting for you to understand and make your stand for Jesus. What will it be?
Here is a sneak look. As you can see, this book series is aimed at Christians who struggle with sin issues, oh wait, that’s all of us, and for those people still in darkness but who are seeking Jesus. Please consider these words carefully and also consider your response. Can’t wait to get this to market. Books one, two, and three, shaken, Stirred, and Poured Out.
Ted’ hands trembled and jerked, but his face… His face told the real drama of his story. That intensity of vision gripped his wide load of a body in a twist of energy. His face however, softened as if he lay in a bed of peace.
Rita nodded with relief at his pudgy features. “Where are you Ted? You look so, ‘at peace’. How can that be?”
His eyelids fluttered first, then sprang open with his wide grin of pure delight. Yes! Yes Jesus. Thank you!” He looked into her eyes with a loving message as old as time. Then he pointed out over the bluff with a soft tone of reverence. “Look, honey. Look out ‘gain.”
She gulped from that ‘look’. How do you do that to me…. You make me tremble all over, just like your visions make you tremble all over’.
Ted tore his eyes away from her beauty to land out into the open bluff.
She twisted away to look as he directed out over the bluff into… nothing.
Ted murmured in prayer for her to ‘see’.
Her eyes flared wide as she gasped in delight with him.
A wide fan of brilliant angels hovered in worship of God in front of her and Ted. Their chorus flooded into her inner being, immediately giving her the discernment of her life. Her eyes flooded in shame from the Glory in front of her. “Oh Lord, who am I before you?”
One of the angels gently fanned toward her with soft eyes of loving care. “Blessed be the one who is called to fight for Jesus!”
Rita gasped again through her sob of tears. “Oh Ted. So this is what you’ve seen over and over. It’s too much to bear. My sin Ted. My sin.” Her hands shook as she reached up in humble worship of God. Her thin voice squeaked out the simple cry of her heart. “Help me Jesus…”
Ted responded in his own way. “Welcome to the fight.”
Rita slid from her boulder and knelt before the Lord. “My sin… My sin… Who can stand before the Lord God?”
That same angel reached out and touched her tears. “Your sins are forgiven you in Jesus name and for His glory.”
Rita wept before the Lord. “I’m so not worthy.”
This time the angels swirled up in worship of the Mighty lord. “Thou art worthy, Thou art worthy to receive Glory and honor. Glory to the Lamb that was slain. Glory and honor.”
She lowered her head once more to gulp and find a wash of love and peace flood through her which expanded beyond her ability to comprehend. As she blinked through her tears, only the hazy view from her perch in the boulders greeted her eyes. “Ted! I’ll never doubt again! I see now what you’ve known all along.”
Ted moved his big belly to kneel down next to her. “It’s okay. Now you know the depth of His love. It’s overwhelming.”
Rita waited until she regained control over her shaking body.”It all makes sense now. Everything you said. The visions. And… I doubted Jesus… and… I doubted you.”
Ted placed his hand over hers. “All of that is behind us and forgiven. You heard the angel, same as I. That’s what Jesus does. Who Jesus is. Your sins are forgiven for His Glory and Honor… And for what is coming.”
Rita nodded with a pretty pink blush. “You bet. I got it, except, hmmm. You know… My lifestyle, being what it is, um….
Ted grimaced. “You mean sex? The way you flaunt, hmmm. I see what you mean. You’re right. We ‘re not exactly saints, you know…” He looked down at his huge belly with another grimace. “And my weight problem…”
Rita sat back stunned at their challenge. “All of my life I’ve been a free spirit with sex, you know, with you and the guys, as if it didn’t matter. Now all of a sudden, compared to what we just saw right out there… Now it does matter. Going back to that… Oh Ted, what am I going to do? I can’t do that anymore. Something is changed in me. Nope, not ‘gain. Not until I’m a married woman.”
There you go, a sneak preview into our series. Get set, for the story leads to battles, to calamity, to disaster, to victory in Jesus. Are you ready?
Author Terry Palmer