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Getting the Brain to "Stay" (An Excerpt from My New Book #TheWalk)

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We get a lot of information but have lost the art of meditation.  We know what is happening, but think very little of what it means.  Those who want to go further must also go deeper.   When was the last time you read something from the Bible and thought about it the entire day?When was the last time something you read in the Bible changed the way you saw things throughout the day?  If the brain is constantly interrupted by notifications, giving proper attention to deeper truth is impossible.   Because we are at a place in time and technology in which we want to know so much, we have reached a place in which I believe we know too much.  The fast pace at which we receive notifications is causing the erosion of one of our greatest God given abilities - the ability to think.  We no longer take time to think about what we know.   Isaiah 26:3 says, “ You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. ”  With constant notifications we are not at a

The God of Details (An Excerpt from my new book #TheWalk)

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    You make a critical mistake if you believe that God is not interested in the details of your life.   You may feel that God is uninterested because you are unimportant.   You may not be one of the 40 most influential people under 40 in your city.   You may not be a leader in your company.   The only picture of you in your high school yearbook is the one they made you take in front of a cheesy background in the cafeteria.   You may not think anyone is interested in your steps, but, if you walk with God, He is interested in each one of them.   Look at Psalm 37:23 again.   If you delight in His way, He will take delight in yours.   Another mistake is to believe that God is interested only in the big things.  Whom should I marry?  Where should my kids go to school?  What should I do with my life?  Psalm 37:23 doesn’t say God is interested in your leaps.  God is interested in your steps.  If you will learn to acknowledge God on your way to taking the plunge, you will find that He wo

Pacing the Day (An Excerpt from My New Book #TheWalk)

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pages 28-29 Have you ever thought about what God teaches us in the pace of creation?  If God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light, don’t you think He could have just as easily have said, “Let there be a universe, fully furnished” and there would have been life as we know it?  Yet it took Him six days to talk it out and work it out. If it took God six days to create the world, what is it that you and I think we can accomplish by trying to outpace Him in a week? We must learn to do what God does - pace the day. God has infused a rhythmic schedule into creation.  It would benefit us greatly to walk accordingly.  There is day and night.  Some of us never quit, so God turns the lights out as a signal.  The sun has gone down.  So should you. Get off of Facebook.  Turn off the television.  Stop working.  Shut down the computer.  Relax.  Don’t work.  Talk.  Tell the story of your day - God tells us the story of His.  Go to bed. If God waited until day 2 to create the h

Life at Smartphone Speed (Excerpt from #TheWalk)

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from page 12: Guided by GPS, we can arrive at any destination and have no idea how we got there.   Long life with the Lord is not merely about arrival at a destination, it is about steps.  It is less about praying about where we want to be and more about paying attention to where we are and how what the Bible says applies to today.   Living at smartphone speed, we are deceived to believe we need all the answers.  If you want to go further, do what David did in Psalm 37:23.  Do life at a walking pace, with the Word of God in hand to light the path before your feet.  If you live like that, you don’t need all the answers, you need only one.  What’s the next step? We need to be asking more questions like "What's next?" rather than questions that begin with "When?"  Your phone may know exactly "when" you will arrive, but God is less concerned with the "when" and more concerned with the “way” you get there.   At one time the Christi

First Step Promotion #TheWalk Book

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THE WALK - FIRST STEP PROMOTION!!! HOW YOU CAN HELP Truth is - you can order a copy of  #TheWalk  RIGHT NOW at my estore: https://www.createspace.com/4961701  or on Amazon at: http://www.amazon.com/The-Walk-those-ready-far/dp/1502472333/ref= sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1412363753&sr=8-1&keywords=brian+branam If you can hold off - HERE IS HOW YOU CAN HELP. On Tuesday I am going to offer the print edition of #TheWalk at $14.99 ON AMAZON ONLY instead of the retail price of $16.99. The goal is to sell 500+ copies in 48 hours. BUY YOUR BOOK ON TUESDAY ON AMAZON!!! SHARE #THEWALK Book with your friends and encourage them to buy a copy on Tuesday as well. I AM GOING TO POST AN AD YOU CAN SHARE ABOUT TUESDAY'S FIRST STEP PROMOTION WHY? One of the reasons I am excited about #TheWalk is not only is the book full of wisdom for life, but it is full of Scripture and the gospel. Sadly, many Christian books published today have a lot of great information in them, but they do not have a clear

#TheWalk Book is Here!!!

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It has been quite awhile since I have posted to FeelMyFaith.  I have a good excuse.  I have been writing! I have started many books, but I have never finished one.  I am happy to announce, however.  That is no longer the case.  On October 3, 2014 I became a published author with my first title # TheWalk . This book has been an incredible experience to write from inception to publication.  It all began with a great deal of frustration about the status of some goals in my life and a morning of praying, no - more like whining, to God.  As I prayed/whined I cam across a verse in Psalm 119:133, "Keep steady my steps according to your promise, and let no iniquity get dominion over me." Steps! You can't accomplish goals unless you are taking steps. Through an incredible study of the concept of "walk" and "steps" in Scripture I came to a life changing question that has revolutionized my prayer life.  Instead of asking God "why" I have lea