I started the In His Footsteps project when I was overwhelmed with my huge to-do list. I started asking God, “What should I do today?” Just like Christ who said “I do always those things that please Him.” I gave Him my to-do list. Each day.
In His Footsteps is the book I wrote based on what happened as a result. I kept trying to get my life in order so I would have the time, money and energy to turn it over to God – to Please Him. Finally I just turned my messy, overwhelming, over-scheduled life to Him, and He got it in order! One day of to-do lists at a time.
More than in order. Filled it with meaning, love and joy. I focused on what He told me to do each day and didn’t worry about the rest. Bonus! I started getting enough sleep and no stress. Surpisingly He often gave me just enough that by 8 P.M. I could sit and relax. I saw the day and called it good. And the night too.
I never again woke in a panic worried about things I’d forgotten. In fact the first time I woke up without that panicky feeling I was confused. I didn’t recognize what true peace felt like or at least what it felt like no reason at all. I usually only felt it after I’d forgotten myself in service to others. So why was I feeling it in the middle of the night when I was supposed to be fretting over my unfinished to-do list? I thought maybe I was going to die. But no, it was just the peace that passeth all understanding. Which is probably why I didn’t understand it, huh?
I would love to say it was all about submissive me being filled with God’s love but it was really a lot of back and forth with God and my own will (Look, some one has to do those dishes God!) followed by crazy people, miraculous coincidences and more than one pointed lesson.
I really want you to know what it’s like – that’s why I put those day to day experiences in the book In His Footsteps. I wrote it as it happened. Check it out.
And try it yourself at the same time!
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She and her husband Parker live on 40 acres in the mountains. They’re working hard to build a self sufficient home while keeping up with service to family, church and community – and doing the laundry. (A portion of each book sold supports schools for children in third world countries who live in the city dumps).
In her book series, In His Footsteps, Margaret shares her adventures in hearing the voice of God and acting on His direction. The more she follows, the more exciting her life becomes as God continues to lead her in unexpected and delightful directions.
Using a conversational, and at times humorous, style she shares openly what she has learned so others can apply it in practical, life changing ways.
She writes for people of faith who balance the desire to serve with the often over-whelming demands of daily life.