The Big Deal of Taking Small Steps to Move Closer to God

The Big Deal of Taking Small Steps to Move Closer to God

by Vashti McKenzie


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THE BIG DEAL... shows how to develop a stronger relationship with God and more effective spiritual lifestyle by taking small steps that lead to big changes.
Been running for Jesus a long time
(I'm not tired yet)

Been singing for Jesus a long time
(I'm not tired yet)

Been running by day and praying by night
(I'm not tired yet)

I've gotta get going, it's a mighty hard fight
(No...I'm not tired yet)

I've been serving God a long time
(I'm not tired yet)

I've been living for God a long time
(I'm not tired yet)

I've been praying to the Lord a long time
(I'm not tired yet)
It's an uphill journey but all I've got to say is
(I'm not tired yet)

The old spiritual song lifts you, but you are tired. Or maybe you're bored. You're still going to church. You're still praying. You're still serving. You're still giving. Deep within you, faith remains. But you feel a longing.

You're not seeking fireworks. You're not a pew-sitter, safe in some spiritual comfort zone, looking for a thrill from the Lord. Your trust in God is secure. But you feel a longing for something more, deeper, fresher.

If you've ignored these innermost feelings thinking they're no big deal, this basic yet dynamic program that Bishop Vashti McKenzie has implemented in more than two hundred churches with astounding results is for you. Individuals who have had many years of Christian life discovered a renewed sense of calling and purpose. Even new believers were invigorated in their faith-building process.

Bishop McKenzie prescribes very small changes-such as adding a mere thirty seconds of prayer daily-that lead to radical closeness to God. And building an enjoyable, meaningful relationship with the Almighty doesn't mean striving for perfection. Small steps-but meaningful steps-collectively evolve into intimacy with God. And the big deal result is greater ability to biblically address life challenges. The big deal is that you're even more available to serve family, church, and community: truly in "no ways tired." Increasing spirituality is incremental, not monumental. Mustard-seed-like increases in positive actions (and corresponding decreases in negative ones) yield mountain-moving growth!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455596577
Publisher: FaithWords
Publication date: 05/16/2017
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie serves as bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. She is the national chaplain for Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Ebony Magazine included her in its Honor Roll of Great African American Preachers and The Huffington Post honored her as one of 50 Powerful Women Religious Leaders. Described as an "electrifying preacher" she is the author of five books. She has been married for more than forty years to former NBA player, Stan McKenzie. They are the parents of three adult children and have one grandchild.

Table of Contents

Take the First Step 1

Connect 29

Discover 67

Celebrate 87

Explore 105

Give 121

Share 143

Participate 159

Grow 177

Live 203

Be Church 225

Serve God with Intention 247

Acknowledgments 261

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