DCL Ministries has such a soft place for this special, warm, and funny editor, Jannette Fuller, the author of TRANSGRESSION, whose learned why it’s so important to place God first. Many times we pray to God for the blessings He desires to give us, but what we find is the journey ultimately leading to the blessing we prayed for. However, prior to serving Him, like many of us, Jannette was wrapped up in the things of this world: boys, parties, social gatherings, etc. It was her grandmother who spelled out and introduced her to the Almighty God, as well as the consequences one endures when not obeying Him. This always stuck to her and shaped the way she thought about the Lord. But when we misunderstand the attributes and character of God we can at times adopt an unhealthy fear of Him. Jannette Fuller, through a sequence of events came to know the majesty, tenderness, mercy, and love of the One who never let her go. She knows now that God will always leave the 99 sheep and go after the one lost sheep. Why? Because all lives matter to God–not just some!
The author and editor Jannette Fuller shared her intimate testimony on our Christian radio show, Dovetales. It was a delightful journey filled with times of pain, uncertainty, and humility. To listen to her Dovetale click here.
It is a joy and a pleasure to feature this wonderful woman of God, because she identifies with the pitfalls of life, the passion of life, and the road to finding the purpose of life through Jesus. DCL Ministries is honored to share her with you, for the entire month of June. God Bless you all and enjoy.
~A Note from the Author~ Jannette Fuller
I’ve always had a heart to encourage others, even though I’ve lacked encouragement myself (pretty much all my life). Pain and disappointment can cause the heart to hardened, or it can do the opposite…soften it. In my case, all the hardships I’ve endured manifested into a burning passion to reach out to others. To support those who have been hurt, and are hurting, for whatever reasons. Despite it all, I cannot blame others, or even the devil, for all my problems. There is one person in particular who has caused me the most anguish, who has left me with the most regrets―myself.
Once I hit my teenage years, a chain reaction of troublesome events pursued me into adulthood. Why? Because of the poor choices I made. Other factors such as low self-esteem, fear of man, trust issues (including God), have held me captive far too long. But praise the Lord for setting the captives free! I no longer have to play the role of being a victim, and neither do you. We have a choice to receive everything He has done for us on the cross. And that includes not lingering in our former failures, regrets, sins, and the sins of others, any more.
Isaiah 43:18―19 “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland…”
I have paid the consequences of my actions, and I’ve learned from my mistakes. And because of that, I want to encourage others not to follow the paths I’ve ventured on. One of the ways I’ve felt led to do this was to put what I have gone through into words. The written word. My debut novel TRANSGRESSION is about a guardian angel (aka Agent Yagil) who is in charge of overseeing seventeen-year-old Amber Reynolds. Her goal is to obtain more freedom from her rigid lifestyle, and she succeeds by taking a part-time job as a housekeeper located at Ambrosial Acres―a resort for couples―but without her parents’ permission. One act of disobedience (lying to her parents) leads Amber to commit more sins. Some subtle, some not so subtle. Although she’s not aware of the unseen forces persuading her, she still gives in to their evil influences. It’s hard for her to resist certain people, certain opportunities, and all the unearthly beauty and mysteries Ambrosial Acres holds.
It’s my heart’s desire to urge others to seek the Lord’s guidance, but most importantly, to establish a relationship with Him. Seeking godly counsel from trustworthy family and friends is vital as well. Life is all about making choices, and we need wisdom in making the right ones. There is one more thing I’d like to point out: The choices that we make will not only affect us…others can be affected by them too. So choose wisely.
Seek God. Choose God.
Seek wisdom. Choose wisdom.
Proverbs 2:11 Wise choices will watch over you. Understanding will keep you safe.