Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Guest Blogger: Elvie Dell, Author of All About Me

This book is for born-again Christian believers who find themselves frustrated and confused with internal battles and silently ask themselves, “What’s wrong with me? Everyone else seems to have it all together.” The key word is seems! There is a rest for God’s people!

II Corinthians 5:17 tells us that if we are in Christ, we are a new creature, old things have passed away and all things have become new. If you’re still struggling with a lot of “old” in you, this may be the insight you long for.

Being saved doesn’t mean an instant personality make-over. The new creature this scripture refers to is our spirit man. We are a 3-part being: spirit, soul, and body. Gaining a better understanding of ourselves and learning to differentiate between the three helps bring us peace.

As people begin to recognize where their struggles really lie, and how to hear from their spirits, they find peace in the knowledge of what’s normal and common to us all as part of the human experience. Learning to walk out this new found freedom is a fascinating journey. We can rest in the assurance that God has a good plan for our lives.

Paperback: 88 pages
Publisher: Virtualbookworm.com Publishing (January 7, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 162137078X
ISBN-13: 978-1621370789

Purchase online at Virtualbookworm.com, Amazon, or Barnes and Noble.

You & Me – In 3D!

3D? Yes 3D! We are 3-dimensional beings (spirit, soul, and body) and once we learn to differentiate between the different aspects of who we are, we have the upper hand on the struggles and challenges we face that once had us confused and wondering all the time, “What’s wrong with me? Everyone else seems to have it all together but I’m over here suffering in silence. But the voices in my head (or wherever they’re coming from!) are screaming LOUD—and I’m the only one who hears it.”

Rest assured and be at peace, we all hear the same thing. It’s just personally going on in you, and personally going on in me, and personally going on in everyone else. It’s common to us all. “The same temptations are common to all men” and there really is “nothing new under the sun.” It’s the conflict of spirit, soul and body for authority in your life.

Being saved doesn’t mean an instant personality make-over. At salvation, only your spirit got re-born. You still have the same soul (mind, will, and emotions) that you did to begin with. And you still have the same flesh to deal with. Your hair color, eye color, particular likes and dislikes did not change. The change was on the inside. The Christian walk is a coming together of your soul and your flesh to line up with your spirit as the new guide and source of leadership for your life. Your mind has to be renewed and your flesh has to be brought into subjection.

That’s difficult to do if you don’t understand, recognize, or know how to separate the three. This book is a product of that need to know (in simple childlike terms) “all about me.” As you become familiar with each individual aspect, you’ll begin to recognize the “voice” of each dimension. Then you’ll have the knowledge to make the right decisions in the governing of yourself in your reactions to that which goes on around you, and in you. Then you’ll experience true peace.

The more I learned about this, the greater clarity of mind and freedom I began to walk in. God’s desire for us truly is to live in peace—peace with Him, peace with ourselves, and peace with others. At salvation, we gained peace with Him. The Christian walk is about finding peace within ourselves, and interestingly enough, it will then filter over to others.

As we learn to walk this out, we find life itself is a very simple and very fascinating journey. We can rest in the assurance that God has a good plan for our lives. It’s much simpler than we think.

“I simply offer this book as a tool to the Body of Christ, that we may understand ourselves more clearly and walk in greater peace. God has a way of getting us where we need to be, and getting the information to us that we need to live victoriously. I hope it is a blessing to you.”

Elvie Dell

Elvie Dell is a free spirit, a freelance writer and poet (and a few other things that don’t pertain to writing.) She loves to read, watch Lucy re-runs, cook, travel when she can, garden (on a very small scale), fish with her sons, shop and explore with her daughters, craft with her grandkids, just hang out with her husband, …and read Dr. Seuss! She’s intrigued by the very young and the very old and the simplicity of life.

She has four grown children, and three grandchildren. She lives in Texas with her husband, two dogs and six chickens.

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