Our view of God, His goodness, love, and intentions towards us, determine how intently we listen for His voice.
To those new to the faith, I say, what an opportunity to start off on the right path. Over the course of your life, you have a chance to move the body of believers forward in unprecedented ways. To the larger group in the mid-season of their faith, hope is on its way. This is a special group of unsung heroes. Though I have not yet had the pleasure of meeting most of them, I feel a special connection to them. They are always on my heart. You pass them on the way to work every day. They nod hello as you pass them in the train station. They are good-hearted souls. Far too many, however, are living lives of quiet desperation.
They are the disquieted majority. Some read their Bibles. Others don’t. Many pray, attend church regularly and try their best to do what is right. In the quiet moments, if pressed to be perfectly honest, many would admit they are disappointed, confused, and uninspired in their experience with God. They are committed to church, but that commitment gets harder to maintain with every year that passes. They know their Bibles well, but can’t relate to the people in scripture through whom God worked so powerfully. They are willing to serve and to dutifully take on any task assigned. In their hearts, though, there are no compelling visions that have captured their imaginations and fuel their actions. They don't wake up each morning with enthusiasm and excitement at what the day may hold.
"Walk This Way" successfully navigates the thin line between deep spiritual concepts and on-the-spot practical advice. It dives into the depths of the reader’s fundamental beliefs and emotions. It provides a roadmap that, when followed, has the power to change believers from dutiful followers into transformative reflections of God’s love, mercy, and power. It is a guide for how we can see our Creator in new ways no matter how old our relationship with Him.
Definition: Loving - an unconditional longing for and commitment to the well-being of another that is pure, free of personal agenda, unfailing, constant, and unaffected by external circumstances.
Definition: Wise - having or showing experience, knowledge, and good judgment.
Definition: Mercy - compassion or forgiveness shown toward someone whom it is within one's power to punish or harm.
Definition: Inspire - arousing to a particular emotion or action.
Definition: Enable - To render capable or able for some task (i.e., "This skill will enable you to find a job on Wall Street" or "The rope enables you to secure yourself when you climb the mountain"). Note: We are not using the word “enable” in the co-dependent sense, but rather the traditional meaning to empower.
Definition: Permit - to allow or grant.
Definition: Indifferent - having no particular interest or sympathy; unconcerned.
Definition: Vengeful - assumes a slight has occurred, and there are desires for equal or greater retaliation.
Definition: Deny - to actively prevent a situation from occurring or something from being obtained.
Definition: Punitive - intended to punish someone or something; extremely or unfairly severe or high.
Definition: Disdainful—to look down upon, to consider something unworthy of notice.
Definition - Condemn 1. to express an unfavorable or adverse judgment on; indicate strong disapproval of; censure, 2. to pronounce to be guilty, sentenced to punishment, 3. to judge or pronounce to be unfit for use or service, i.e. to condemn an old building 4. to declare incurable.
Definition: Vindictive — showing malicious, ill will, and a desire to hurt; motivated by spite. There is no desire for justice, redemption or rehabilitation in vindictiveness. It is a mean-spirited need and desire to see someone suffer.
Definition: Despise — to consider something not worthwhile to hold on to or to save . We can despise a piece of paper stuck to the bottom of our shoe. We quickly discard it, considering it worthless. In Genesis, the Bible says Esau "despised his birthright." He didn't even see it as worth a bowl of stew. He despised it by not seeing the value in holding on to it.
LIFE TO THE FULL
We are a growing community undeterred in our commitment to experience God in our daily lives. We understand the key to experiencing God is in being Spirit-Led, Spirit-Defined, and Spirit-Empowered. We support each other in growing attentive to the truth, intentional with our thoughts, consistent in our beliefs and responsive to the Spirit.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Byron is a family man, married to his beautiful wife, Lauri, for nearly 30 years. They have two amazing children, Blake & Nina. Byron has been a devoted follower of Christ for 34 years. The writing of this book has been a labor of more than a decade. Embracing the truth about God's love and living from his true identity in Christ has brought about tremendous spiritual growth in his life. He states " I have grown more spiritually in the last 3 years than the previous 30". He is delighted to invite you on this exciting adventure of discovery and breakthrough to new heights in your spiritual life.
ABOUT THE BOOK
How do we move from ever-increasing religious activities to passionate and powerful experiences of God? How do we recognize and disarm the limiting beliefs and distorted self-image that holds us back? Those are the things that keep us from embracing our true selves. They hinder us from enjoying the amazing promises of God and the adventures to which God beckons us?In Walk This Way: The Spirit-Led Life, author Byron Parson reveals the exciting lives awaiting us as we correct erroneous views of God and open up to His unique plans and leadership in our lives.The author unpacks the power of acceptance and couples it with reminders of the multitude of blessings ALREADY available to believers.Byron has created an incredible pathway to declutter our unhealthy and sometimes harmful views of God. He offers a warm and sensitive approach to the most powerful relationship we can have on this earth. "Walk This Way," successfully navigates the thin line between deep spiritual concepts and on-the-spot practical advice. It dives into the depths of the reader’s fundamental beliefs and emotions. It provides a roadmap that, when followed, has the power to change believers from dutiful followers into transformative reflections of God’s love, mercy, and power. It is a guide for how we can see our Creator in new ways no matter how old our relationship with Him. Byron is delighted to invite you on this exciting adventure of discovery and breakthrough to new heights in your spiritual life.
Radiating God's love, mercy, and power.
"Captivating from the first words, "Walk This Way: The Spirit-Led Life" is not content with staying in the shallow waters of the faith. Instead, through diving into the depths of the reader’s fundamental beliefs, and emotions, it provides a roadmap that when followed has the power to change Christians from dutiful followers into transformative reflections of God’s love, mercy, and power. It is a must read.”
YOU OWE IT TO YOURSELF
Here’s what you can expect to gain along the way if you can muster the courage to look inside your heart and stay open to the powerful truths of God.
• Understanding and awareness of the great influence your view of God has on your life.
• Practical tools for identifying and overcoming false beliefs.
• Straightforward process for accepting empowering truths.
• Skills and emotional space to bring forth untapped abilities.
• Access to the Spirits wisdom for guidance and inspiration in all aspects of your life.
• Healing, wholeness, and transformation through intimacy with God.