Year for Change

I was pleasantly surprised with how many times God was mentioned in the inauguration today (Friday January 20, 2017). The amount of prayer and scripture allowed into the event is encouraging, even if you didn’t vote for Donald Trump. Can this be a year where the religious persecution that has been building in the United States finds a low tide? I certainly hope so. It feels like it will be a year for change. Maybe one that holds some unity. I’m thankful to God for that.

This year is going to bring some change for me as well. I’m still working on getting my first book, Knee High Lies, published. I have joined a women’s ministry group called Wholly Loved, whose mission is to embrace women and show them they are loved, unique, and have purpose in Christ. It’s very exciting.

FaithPersonally I’ve been studying deeper on faith. Faith that can spur the Spirit to do things in my life that I couldn’t even begin to imagine. I felt the Spirit begin to move last year with a simple act by Allen Arnold at the ACFW conference. For information on this check out my blog article I Got This God.

Since then it has seemed that Satan was working hard against me. I had some issues in my marriage. There were some personal issues I’ve had to deal with. And each time I took a step, something would happen to make me take two or three steps back. It’s been very frustrating. I’m sure many of you have been in the same position where no matter what you do everything around you continues to trip you up.

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But, I am confident after all I’ve been through that God is going to finish this good work in my life, both in my ministry and in my writing life. I’m not making any new year’s resolutions, but am opening myself up to whatever changes this year brings. May my faith grow deeper as the year rolls by. I wish the same for you all as well.

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Dawn Ford

Dawn is a young adult fiction author, creating authentic stories that cut through the lies we hide behind to break through to our inner truths. Her passions are her faith, family, shoes, purses, things that sparkle, and anything steampunk. Keep up with Dawn's news and events at dawnfordauthor.com.

7 thoughts on “Year for Change”

  1. Satan loves to attack when we’re being devoted to God, doesn’t he? It’s not easy, but I know the challenges will strengthen you. I so admire you and your faith and you persevering spirit, Dawn!

    1. But wouldn’t it be wonderful if it was easy???? Well, that’s what my measly little human brain thinks but my heart knows better. God never promised us an easy journey through life but He did promise to be there every step of the way. Your women’s group sounds awesome, Dawn. How does that ministry work?

      1. Kav, we are doing conferences and mini-conferences in churches around the area with two or three speakers that take on the subjects of being wholly loved, unique, and having purpose in Christ. We then support these speakers through break-out sessions, which is similar to women’s classes, where we discuss what the speaker said and find ways to bring it from the stage and into play in real life. We hope to grow into something like the Women of Faith.

    2. Thank you, Brenda. The funny (not really ha-ha funny) thing was that all of our Wholly Loved team seemed to be attacked as we got started. We decided we were going to pray our way out. I really love this group of women.

  2. I’m sorry to hear it’s been rough for you, Dawn, but it’s wonderful that you are turning to God in your trials. He’s got this! It is SO hard to see the big picture, but maybe you’re not meant to (speaking from experience!). I hope all the changes that come this year can bring God glory, and you can rest in His peace. I love you, my friend!

    1. Thank you, Stephanie! I agree, sometimes we’re not meant to see the what and why behind what’s going on. I’m so blessed with friends like you who inspire and encourage me through it all.

  3. I’m hoping for a year of change, as well. It seems like every time something great happens, there’s still that niggling feeling of waiting for the other shoe to drop. That big picture is hard, sometimes!!! I’m so glad you’ve got a small group to study and be accountable with. That is the most important thing in a walk of faith, I think.

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