Welcome, Twila. Why did you write the featured book?
It’s a God thing. I was talking to the publisher about another issue, and during our conversation I mentioned the significance of rain to me and how God speaks to me through the rain. From that conversation Raindrops from Heaven was born.
Here’s a bit of backstory: Years ago, while in the midst of bleak circumstances, I stared out the window and noticed the parched landscape due to a long-lasting drought. In my spirit I sensed God telling me, “Twila, the rain is coming. The rain is coming, and it’s for you. Revel in the rain. Splash in the puddles. Delight in the deluge.” God gives me that message often. It’s one He wants to soak deep within my soul.
I’ve come to realize that rain has many meanings in the spiritual sense. It’s something I can’t really explain, but it’s something my spirit understands. Rain has become symbolic to me of God’s goodness and greatness. He speaks to me through the rain and reassures me of His love. I’m reminded of His power, presence, and purpose.
This verse ties into the book really well: “Let us acknowledge the Lord; let us press on to acknowledge Him. As surely as the sun rises, He will appear; He will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth” (Hosea 6:3).
What do you want the reader to take away from the book?
My hope is that the book will help readers get their thoughts on God. I’ve learned that whatever we focus on becomes magnified. If we spend too much time thinking about our circumstances, they become overwhelming to us and take over our lives. But if we turn our thoughts to God, He becomes magnified to us and we realize that He’s big enough for whatever we need. All that to say, I want the reader takeaway to be trust in a loving God who is powerful, purposeful, and present.
Is there anything you’d like to tell my readers about you or your book?
Raindrops from Heaven is my heart in written form.
Where on the Internet can the readers find you?My website is www.gottatellsomebody.com. I’m also on Facebook at Twila Belk or on my author/speaker page, Twila Belk—The Gotta Tell Somebody Gal. You can find me on Pinterest as well.
Thank you, Twila, for sharing this new book with us. I'm eager to receive my copy of the book, so I can dive into it. (Pun intended.)
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Raindrops from Heaven - Christianbook.com
Raindrops From Heaven: Gentle Reminders of God's Power, Presence, and Purpose - Amazon
Raindrops From Heaven: Gentle Reminders of God's Power, Presence, and Purpose - Kindle
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