So exciting- i'm finally getting some study materials together to compliment the book and amazing teachers r going to be my main guests ! Coming soon!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
New Book Published entitled “But God” by Tina Miller
Book Release Party held at Mimi’s Cafe in Rancho Cucamonga, Saturday, 11/16/13 from 10am-12pm
Rancho Cucamonga, CA - November 15, 2013 – ‘But God’ is a popular saying by many people to show the intervention of God in their circumstances. This new book explains the significance behind these 2 small words.
This book details the verses in the Bible where the phrase “But God” is referenced. The context of the verse is explained to better comprehend the depth of the circumstances involved. As the stories of the Old Testament are revealed, the reader becomes aware of the hope that is found despite their situations.
Noah endured the flood for over a month, BUT GOD remembered him. Abraham and Sarah were very old, BUT GOD promised them a son. Moses didn’t know how to get the Israelites released from Egypt, BUT GOD gave him the plans. Jacob, Joseph, Samson, David, Jeremiah, Job, and Jonah were just a few others who experienced BUT GOD moments in their lives. Many of us have them as well as God’s characteristics are unchanging and He desires to step into our lives to help and bring us closer to Him.
“But God” can be purchased wherever books are sold and is published by WestBow Press
Additional commentary to go with the Bible Study for BUT GOD #55 GIVES HOPE (2 KINGS 14:26-27 MSG) from the book But God Getting to Know Your Bridegroom in the Old Testament.
I was listening to worship music in the background while I sat on the couch. I glanced at my Bible open next to me as I finished reading my second book this week (the first was The Veil by Blake Healey and this one was Fashioned to Reign by Kris Vallotton). I say to the Lord, "It would be so nice if you would just pay me to sit here all day and let me read stuff about you and look up things in the Bible while surrounded by worship music all day long. What a fun job that would be!" Instead, I have to go get ready for the day, and drive to people's homes and determine which treatment would be best for them as we try to achieve their therapy goals. I am an Occupational Therapist and do contract work for various companies. I schedule my hours according to my kids' schedules. God has blessed me with a flexible jobs that pay well and I am thankful that He has always given me work, but today I was not in the mood to go. I'd much rather open up my next book and stay on the couch hanging out with Jesus. Since I had already scheduled my patients, I needed to go.
As the day progressed I continued my conversation with the Lord. It's an ongoing conversation. I tell Him, "I don't want to go to work." He tells me, "I need you to go." I ask Him, "Please find me a job where I can get paid to read the Bible and learn from other amazing teachers about God while I get to stay on the couch at home." He tells me, " I have already given you a job that pays well which allows you to minister to others." I agree and say, "I know.... and thank you, but today I'd rather stay home." He says, "I know, but I need you out in the field today.... and thank you." I give a sigh as if to say, "ok." I know I should not complain about going to work because I know God uses me to bring light to so many sick people. Many of my patients often ask me why I am happy all the time. When you are sick, it is easy to get depressed and make people around you miserable. Since I am unusually joyful most of the time, my patients like the welcome change. It's now the end of the day and I knock on the last door.
My last patient of the day was deeply depressed. She had signed herself out of the rehab facility early because she wanted to come home. She lives alone and did not realize how hard it would be to do tasks she could normally complete independently before she injured herself and broke her shoulder. She cannot stand up without great difficulty and already had called the fire dept to come and help once. She could not open the refrigerator to get to her food, nor could she open the caps or boxed packages to eat the food. She could not even turn on the water faucet. My heart broke as I listened to her cry about her difficulties. I normally stay 45-60 min per patient, but this treatment lasted longer today. It's late afternoon and I realize she had not taken her morning meds because she could not open the packages. I help her with that as I instruct her on some therapy techniques that will help her be more independent and call the agency to see if she can get more assistance with an aid from them.
She proceeds to tell me about the things her family has done that hurt her feelings and make her feel like she is worthless. Her family is not helping her. I hear this story more often than I wish from an aging generation. In fact, I remember I just heard this story last week from another patient whose kids told her they didn't like her, even though they were living off her money in her house! As I sit on this patient's couch listening to the hurt in her voice, I do what I normally do: give her a hug and ask if I can pray for them. I usually get a yes, and today was no exception. Jesus whispers in my heart, "This is why I have given you this job. I need you to be my hands and feet." My heart skips a beat and I quietly tell God I am sorry for starting my day out selfishly by trying to keep Him all to myself. When I am done praying with her, she says to me, "I hope this has not been a waste of your time today." I immediately respond, "No, not at all, this is more than a job to me." It is a true statement, my job is my ministry. It may not be surrounded by worship music and I am not sitting quietly reading my Bible finding new things about Jesus in His Word, but instead I am worshiping Jesus through an act of service. I share Him with others who are hurting and in need of His touch. I am bringing His Word that He has hidden in my heart to people who are too sad, too sick, or too weak to find Him on their own. He needs us in the workplace. He needs us to get out of our comfortable home and comfortable spaces and comfortable routines and share. We are to bring hope to those who have none. God knows their hard times, knows their trouble, knows they need Him to bring a testimony of His loving kindness. Who better to do this for Him than His Church? God wants to use you to help save others!
BUT GOD #56. 1 Chr 16:23-27 Message Bible
This verse stood out to me today because it says "publish His glory among the godless nations." It just occurred to me this is the second time i have seen this word "publish" in the Bible this week. the fact that that this book has been published along with many others which proclaim God's glory is proof that He wants people to know Him whether its by reading the Bible or something else. He hopes that you will read His word, but if something else leads you there instead then God is glorified!
So today i woke up early to Aaron on the floor with back pain and needing my help to get him an ice pack. This is day 2 of pain and he had to call off work today. I put some young living oils on him and he felt some relief. When I came back from dropping the kiddos off at school he was cleaning the garage as our water heater blew up while I was gone, pouring water onto all the walls and floor. He said he told The Lord that the book must be causing some waves spiritually and is hoping the Lord will use it mightily. In all this we laughed and though we didn't want to have to spend $1000 on a new water heater right before the end of the year, we are grateful we had it saved so we could. I cancelled all the enemies assignments planned against us and my loved ones, satan will not steal my joy, for the joy of The Lord is my strength and my shield!
I've obviously made the enemy mad. I've exposed his lies, his schemes, his plans. I've explained his fate and the tricks he plays to try and bring you down with him or keep you in bondage so you will suffer. satan has no where to hide and his games are now laughable - he is embarrassed and a not a threat to our God!
Bible study questions:
How has the enemy tried to rob you of your joy? Did you let him or did you cancel his assignments against you? Don't let him steal your joy!
BUT GOD #75 Ps 37:12-13 The Message Bible
Great news! The book is out and ready for all to read, please share with friends and family
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The publishers are finished with the final proofs and say in a couple weeks the But God book will be out! I am so excited to have it be almost done. If you are looking to start a new Bible Study or new devotion- this may work for you!
As I await for my but God Bible study book to come back for final proofs I Am occupying my time catching up on all the books I've had piling up- today I reading Jack Hayford's book on Nehemiah called "Rebuilding the real you." My girls bible group is going to study this for the next few months and we start next week.
My kids started school this week but were able to finish their homework on time to go to youth group at church. Natalie shared that The Lord prompted her to pray for someone who she had overheard talking during the teaching. She was nervous because she didn't know her, but felt the Holy Spirit's urging to speak to her. Unfortunately the girl has had a troubled life, but natalie was obedient to the Holy Spirit and prayed for her. I love when my kids come home and tell me God stories.
Well today I am driving back home to southern calif after visiting my family in the Bay Area. The trip was successful in that my brother helped set up the But God Bible Study website and I was able to finish proofing the publisher's interior look of the book. I am trying to lower the pages so WestBow does not set the book price too high - I will turn it in tomoro and receive the final proof with corrections next week. Let's pray that will be the last set of corrections so it can get printed- this has been a long process and I'm ready to hold this book in my hands and hand it out to my friends and family!
Thank you to my wonderful brother, Adam Modzeleski, who gave up his entire day to serve his sister and create this Bible Study website today. I love you :)