I am writing to tell you that your book "Jambalaya for the Soul" has been such a blessing to me. I have enjoyed the entire book, but have especially appreciated the story titled "A Word of Rest." I am sure that you remember the story where you got a word from God concerning the area of getting enough rest rather than trying to burn the candle at both ends, even if you were preaching God's message. Well, this story was used by God to show me, a relatively new Christian, that I need to follow His guidance when it comes to any area of my life, including tithing. I was so busy giving and being pushed by the devil to increase the amount I was giving, that I was being controlled more and more by the demon of debt. I was frustrated and stressed out about the debt, but did not realize that the devil was behind the problem.
After reading "A Word of Rest," the Lord brought to my attention that I was not following His will for my life in the area of finances. He showed me that I was not being faithful in using the financial blessings He was providing to me. What is more ironic is that I thought God was not answering my prayer about financial blessings so that I could reduce the debt in my life. The truth was the blessing was being given, but I was squandering it by not using it wisely. I am now finally getting everything back into perspective, but I know that the Lord used your book as a catalyst to get my attention. Thank you for a great book and thank you for you television ministry. I receive your television program on both TBN and Daystar and I enjoy it immensely. I know that God is using you to share the Good News of the Gospel.