Stumbling in Darkness by Laura Dawn
Separated From God

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"The title: ""Stumbling in Darkness ~ Separated from God” (A journey to the Light) ...is a life summarized.
May this book inspire you to seek the LORD God, read His Word–the Holy Bible, and get to know Him as He reveals Himself to you through the Spirit in Jesus Christ.

It is God’s will for all of us to know Him and receive Jesus as our Lord and Savior.
In both Testaments God says, “I will be their God and they will be My children.”
(Lev 26:12) - (Rev 21:7) this statement is repeated many times. God desires to have a relationship with each one of us. He’s long suffering patiently waiting for us to come to Him. However, He has a set year, month, day and time – when the waiting ends.

Take an honest look at yourself and ask – do you know the love of God?
Do you know Jesus Christ personally?
Is your name written in The Book of Life?
Are you a slave to addictions, lost in sinful desires?
Will you be welcomed into the Kingdom of Heaven?
Do you put everyone and everything before and above God?

We are living in what Scripture calls – ""the last days"" – the end of life as we know it.
Though it is a world without end…as we know it…is becoming a memory.

Prompted by the Holy Spirit (the true author of the book), Laura is God's tool used by His Spirit, experience, faith, and grace; to help those who don't know the LORD, who misunderstand His will, or who think its too late for them. By admitting her faults, low self-esteem, wrong mind-set, poor choices...a sinful life; God's power and desire to save and change the 'least worthy' of His forgiveness—reveals His tenderhearted mercy, patience, and love—hence, He is worthy of all praise and glory!

“Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says: Today, if you will hear His voice, do not harden your hearts against Him.” (Heb 3:7-8) AMP

Before I received the Spirit of Truth, I tried to fill a void only God fills. As His creation, we have a special place for His touch alone. Until we know this and submit our will to His, we look for anything to fill the emptiness He overfills with love. When I received the Holy Spirit I was ‘sealed’ as God’s, transformed into a new person. (Eph 4:23, 30) I have holiness dwelling in me – God’s power. The same power the apostles had when they shared the gospel without fear even unto death. Who-so-ever receives Jesus in their heart (not the mind), receives the Spirit—unexpectedly. (Jn 3:3-8) He changes you into the image of Christ (Gen 1:26), there’s no doubt the promise of eternal life is true. You know you’ll rise to live in God’s kingdom forever!

The LORD is so much more than we could ever imagine. The Living God—He is whatever those who love Him need Him to be. He wants nothing more than this: “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” (Jam 4:8) The many facets of God are lovely, and the wrath read in the Old Testament is not in Christ in the New Testament; though He repeatedly warned—all would be judged. Many are blind to God’s pain for not believing in His Son-Jesus. (Jn 10:30) Despite the dramatic display of His anger in both testaments; His love through His Spirit given to the prophets, Jesus, and the apostles all warn of the ‘Day of the Lord’ – God never changes. (Heb 13:8) He calls Himself a “Consuming Fire” (Deut 4:24) “Jealous God.” (Ex 20:5)

He has appointed a Day of Judgment for every spoken word, thought and deed in secret or open; how we treated our body (the temple for His Spirit), and if His Commandments were kept. (Jer 17:10) (2 Cor 5:10)

Many toss around the Name of God as if common, but they’re cursing themselves as they break the 3rd Commandment: “You shall NOT take the Name of the LORD your God in Vein, for The LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes His Name in vein.” (Ex 20:7)
 

About Laura Dawn

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Laura's first pubished work is a poem in the collection - Twilight Musings. Winning 'Editor's Choice' - it was selected to be read over music on CD. An acomplished author, she dedicates her life leading others To The cross. Boldly sharing her struggle in sin to fill a void - blind To The answer that was close to her heart all along. A guest speaker on TV ministries, groups and schools. She loves talking to anyone, especially young girls regarding issues she's endured.The mom of an Anorexic w/Bulemia, and 'cutting.' an expert in narcotics with 30-years of chronic pain and anxiety. A cancer survivor 3 years, when hit by a car and disabled. On SSI and food-stamps. She's had it all and lost it all. Lived without God and today - God's Spirit dwells in her. Despite circumstances; she's filled with the peace, joy And The love of Jesus Christ - starting over as a blessed child of the Living God.Laura owned and operated the first day spa in her N. Dallas town before their popularity. A divorced mother of one; she endured pain most of her life. Rape/sexual, physical, emotional abuse; abortion, The death of her sister, (her only sibling). Neglected, rejected and hurt by those she loved and trusted; she abused herself to mask her pain. Yet she never lost hope, or faith. She believed in God from childhood, but didn't know Him; thus the life she created was built on sand. In the storm of cancer at age 38; she read Scripture For The first time. After a few short years and countless hours of study; she's a new woman - born-again, growing in the image of Christ! Today, she has victory over all she sufferd and temptation of old habits.
 
Published December 28, 2010 by iUniverse. 163 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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